Category Archives: Live

We Three Kings in Canada

I’ve been making my music available online for two decades; in fact, I was one of the first church music publishers online. And Richard Janzen was there from the beginning. Richard directs the choral program at Rosthern Junior College in … Continue reading

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One Generation with liturgical dance

We Will Extol You, God and King from Church of the Servant on Vimeo.

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Psalm 82 live at COS

It is so rewarding when a song goes from something that was in your head or dots on paper and becomes something people can hear and sing. It never gets old. This Sunday my most recent Psalm setting “Gathered in the … Continue reading

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Another Foothold

I recently posted a quick demo of a new tune I wrote for Debra Rienstra’s sweet setting of Psalm 25. Yesterday we introduced the song to the congregation. It went swimmingly, in part due to the leadership of the Rienstra … Continue reading

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O Breath of Life (by rote at COS)

Recently I recorded a pop punk retune of a hymn text by Bessie Porter Head. Naturally, the idea was met with some skepticism. Don’t let the style throw you off! Beneath the hood is a perfectly singable congregational song. How … Continue reading

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2016 Calvin Worship Symposium, final service

Only 5 months after the fact, here’s a video from the concluding worship service at the 2016 Calvin Worship Symposium. I led the service with my Church of the Servant home team, which made it really special. http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/new-heavens-and-new-earth/ New Heavens and … Continue reading

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Brass Quintet at Calvin

In 1987* I wrote a 3 movement piece for brass quintet. If I remember correctly it won a contest and was played at a horn festival in New Hampshire. Also in the “if I remember correctly” department, it received its … Continue reading

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In a Still, Small Voice (Germany)

Just for fun, here’s a cellphone recording of my friend Cathrin Campo singing “In a Still, Small Voice” at a baptism service in Emden, Germany. If you would like to sing this song in your country, you can download the music … Continue reading

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Kimbrough: Oh Rejoice in All Your Works, strings

Wendell Kimbrough won the Church of the Servant New Psalm Contest a few years ago with his setting of Psalm 104, “Oh Rejoice in All Your Works.” Since that time it has become a favorite of our congregation. Psalm 104 … Continue reading

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Psalm 67: Let All the Peoples Praise You!

If necessity is the mother of invention, the lectionary is the muse of new Psalm settings. I already composed one setting of Psalm 67, but that was a complicated choir, organ, brass, and percussion anthem. What I needed for yesterday … Continue reading

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