Voces8 in a stunning arrangement of Fauré’s “Pie Jesu” from the Requiem.
And here’s a sound file of Concert Choir at Ball State, with me conducting:
The music is “In Flanders Field” by Paul Aitken.
The younger choir of Variety children at rehearsal Thursday night…
That’s me at the piano teaching a new (to them) song.
The morning light renews the sky.
Across the air the birds ignite
Like sparks to take this blaze of day
Through all the precincts of the night.
The fires of dawn refresh our eyes.
We watch the world grow wide and bright
And praise our newly risen Light.
The winter land receives the year.
Her smallest creatures rouse and cling
To swelling roots and buds that stir
The restless air to reel and ring!
The sounds of waking fill our ears.
We listen to the live earth sing
And praise our loving Source and Spring.
From Christ Church Cathedral, Saint Louis, on Easter Sunday 2019:
May 2004. The Ball State University Chamber Choir, on tour in Iowa. I’m conducting the Joseph Flummerfelt arrangement of “Danny Boy.”
From years ago, in the Indiana Choral Directors state newsletter, this initial statement of my own philosophy of teaching:
My current written statement is posted on this blog.