The works are offered here in chronological order adding catalog numbers & additional editorial information along with scores, audio, and videos where available. A special piece or two are called out – most have audio, all have scores.
A Hymnary of his unpublished tunes is forthcoming from Selah Publishing. My personal favorite is Here, O my Lord I see thee face to face, and there’s nothing like Psalm 46 anywhere else in the repertoire: Be still then and know that I am God….
1) Canticles & Office settings, 2) Liturgical dramas & liturgies, 3) Masses & Eucharistic pieces. The Raising of Lazarus will raise your hair.
The Benedicite from The Fiery Furnace is a great set piece, as is the Fanfare for T. S. Eliot. But the real hidden gem is the closing Hymn from Jonah. “The ribs and terrors of the whale / arch’d over me in dismal gloom…”
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