Category Archives: Psalms

Kimbrough’s Psalm 31: In You, Lord, I Refuge Take

Wendell Kimbrough is one of my favorite new congregational songwriters. I figured I’d hitch my wagon to this rising star early on his career so that when he becomes a household name, I’d be a household footnote. One of his … Continue reading

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Deeper than the Sea in Canada

The Rosthern Junior College Choir in Saskatchewan, Canada did a bang up job of singing “Deeper than the Sea” (Psalm 36): What are you waiting for? Get your sorry self over to GIA and buy a few dozen copies for your choir!

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One Generation in Singapore

It’s very satisfying to know that half a world away, the Kampong Kapor Methodist Church of Singapore sang my song as part of their 120th year anniversary celebrations!

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As The Deer (Augsburg Fortress)

I just got the Lent, Easter, Spring 2014 new music sampler from Augsburg Fortress, and my anthem “As the Deer” was first on the list. (The list is alphabetical, so it was simply fortuitous placement rather than them highlighting my … Continue reading

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Everlasting to Everlasting premiere

On Saturday night, an encouraging number of people showed up to play, hear and sing my new cantata, Everlasting to Everlasting. Thanks to everyone who came out, but especially to The Choral Scholars, who sounded brilliant as always, and the hastily … Continue reading

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One Take Terror: The Heavens Tell the Story

When I worked at Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, we did a preaching series on Romans. I committed to studying Romans and writing a new song each week. No one noticed. But don’t cry for me, Tallahassee. Some of the … Continue reading

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One Generation in Vancouver

My friend Herbert Tsang and the stellar folks at Church Music Ministry of Canada held a Psalmfest in Vancouver late last year which included the orchestrated version of “One Generation Calls to the Next.” Lucky for us, he recorded it. Check … Continue reading

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Hallel Postlude

With a Hallel rehearsal looming in my near future, it’s about time I wrapped this thing up. And nothing wraps up a piece of music like a postlude, eh? MP3, PDF

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2013 Spring Cleaning: Psalm 126

Once again, spring cleaning can unveil some ugly dust bunnies. This version of Psalm 126 isn’t exactly an ugly dust bunny, but as I listen to it I hear a half dozen things I would change if I were doing … Continue reading

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2013 Spring Cleaning: Open for Me the Gates of Righteousness

Before I became the music director at Bellefield Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, I was just a lowly grad student in the composition program at Pitt. But the people of Bellefield were took pity and asked me to compose a choral … Continue reading

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