WORKS

Compositions and Arrangements (hymns not listed)

BY THE WILD-HAIRED CORN (2019)

SSATB with Piano and solo instrument (opt. strings)

A festival piece for high school choir with an optional line for a younger treble ensemble, featuring oboe and strings. Poem by Mary Oliver.

WINTER EYES (2019)

SATB div. unaccompanied

An artistic, accessible holiday setting of a poem by Douglas Florian, written for the Boston Choral Ensemble Commission Competition

O DAY OF PEACE (2019)

An easy new setting of a hymn text by Carl J. Daw for church choir

SA(T)B with Organ

THREE BY MARY OLIVER (2019)

3-pt Mixed Voices with Piano

Three short poems by beloved American poet Mary Oliver, set for middle-grade choral ensemble

OFFERTORY FOR DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (2019)

SATB/Congregation with Organ and opt. instruments

Written for Notre Dame University's 2019 Liturgy Alive! competition, this setting of St. Matthew's resurrection narrative features an antiphon for congregation and optional parts for flute and percussion

LAUDATE DOMINUM (2019)

SSA (div.) with Organ

Written for Notre Dame University's 2019 Liturgy Alive! competition, this anthem juxtaposes ancient and modern styles

KEEP WATCH, DEAR LORD (2017)

SATB div. unaccompanied

A setting of the Collect for Compline from the Book of Common Prayer

YOU HAVE TASTED (2014)

2-pt Treble Chorus with Organ

Commissioned by Faith Lutheran Church of Bloomington, Indiana, this setting of the offertory text for the second Sunday of Easter and a related Psalm verse can be used with adult or youth choir

PSALM 130 (2014)

Treble with Piano

A new setting of this short penitential Psalm quotes the Lutheran melody Aus Tiefer Not. Haunting melodies give way to a chanted conclusion. Written in loving memory of Ruth Ferguson (1943-2014). 

TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY (2013)

Solo Piano

An energetic medley of favorite Christmas tunes written for a church Christmas pageant

PILGRIM'S MARCHING SONG (2013)

Treble with Orff Instruments and opt. Piano

In the style of a folk song, verses tell stories from the Old Testament and alternate with a simple refrain. Text by the composer.

 I PRAISE THE GOD OF GRACE (2012)

Unison Treble (Div.) with Piano

A lyrical new setting of an old hymn text by Horatius Bonar, published by Chorister's Guild

THE MOON'S LULLABY (2010)

Soprano, Violin, and Piano

An original melody for a traditional Lutheran evening hymn text, written for an adoption benefit concert

CAROL FOR EASTER (2010)

2-pt Treble with Piano and optional Flute

The traditional melody Cradle Song is paired with a new poem by Kilby Austin based off the familiar Away in a Manger. A counter-melody creates an opportunity to introduce two-part material. Published by Chorister's Guild.

TO PETER AT GETHSEMANE (2009)

An art song setting of a sonnet by Kilby Austin

Baritone Solo with Piano

MORNING LIGHT (2007)

A short etude quoting the Lutheran hymn tune Wie Schon Leuchtet

Viola, unaccompanied

BROKEN SUITE (2007)

Four-movement parody of Baroque dance forms

Solo Piano

WITTENBERG (2006)

An art song setting of a sonnet by Kilby Austin

Mezzo-Soprano Solo with Piano

 

HYMNS

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