Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread published by MorningStar Music

MorningStar Music has published my anthem, “Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread” (SATB, piano). Set to a graceful original melody, this 19th-century text is reminiscent of Psalm 23. The supportive piano accompaniment complements a nicely varied choral texture. Truly lovely, this anthem is perfect for World Communion Sunday or any time you want a personal response to the Eucharist. The piece also received an Editors’ Choice designation from JW Pepper.

Piano Commission: Concordia Piano Prelude Series

Concordia Publishing House has commissioned me to write a new setting of the hymn tune “Gelobet seist du” (“We Praise You, Jesus, at Your Birth”), which will be be included in the forthcoming Piano Prelude Series, volume 4 (tunes beginning with F/G). Building upon the success of Hymn Prelude Library, Concordia is now embarking on another exciting project: Piano Prelude Series. Like the Hymn Prelude Library, this collection will feature preludes on all the hymns of Lutheran Service Book, but this time for piano.

Piano Prelude Series vol 2 published by Concordia

Following the successful Hymn Prelude Library series for organ, Concordia has released a new collection of piano preludes based on the hymn tunes found in Lutheran Service Book. This collection features newly composed pieces by dozens of composers who write in a variety of styles and harmonizations. The pieces are useful as preludes, postludes, music at the offering, for introductions, and during distribution, as well as for those who play hymns at home. The durable wire binding ensures that each page lies flat against the music stand. Piano Prelude Series vol 2 (preludes for tunes starting with the letters ‘B’ and ‘C’) includes my setting of {Beach Spring} (“Lord, Whose Love through Humble Service“).

Hymn Tune Masters for Piano published by Concordia

Concordia Publishing House has released an exceptional piano collection, Hymn Tune Masters for Piano, which includes my setting of “All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night” (TALLIS’ CANON). The hymn tunes of master composers such as Thomas Tallis, Jean Sibelius, and Gustav Holst are set in a variety of styles, forms, and techniques by ten modern-day composers. This collection will be sought after by students, teachers, and church musicians, and is great for creative use in both recitals and worship.

Three Hymn Preludes for Organ (Jeremy Zimmer) added to the Shaw Music catalog

Jeremy Zimmer joins Shaw Music with this striking collection of three hymn preludes for organ. Highly chromatic, yet prominently centered on the tune, each setting offers musical insight into the original hymn tune. Useful in worship services throughout the church year. Preview the score and listen to a demo recording here.

Silent Night, Holy Night (arr. Peter Hilliard) added to the Shaw Music catalog

Indulge in the nostalgia of the holiday season with this beautiful setting of a favorite carol, expertly arranged by Peter Hilliard. Easy to learn, yet full of harmonic and melodic interest, this is sure to become a favorite of choir and audience alike. Program this as the closing number for this year’s Christmas concert or Christmas Eve service. Preview the score and listen to a fine demo recording here.

The Hymn Collection: 10 Hymns for Piano (Daniel Barta) added to the Shaw Music catalog

This exquisite collection of hymns (including four Christmas carols) from composer Daniel Barta is sure to become one of your favorites. Written at a moderate level and in a range of diverse styles, these expertly crafted arrangements offer truly unique perspectives on well-loved hymns. Preview pages from the score and listen to sample recordings here.

God Is Our Refuge and Strength (Daniel Barta) added to the Shaw Music catalog

Daniel Barta’s masterful interpretation of Psalm 46:1-4 will leave a lasting impression on all who perform and listen to it. A quiet homophonic section opens the piece, followed by a contrasting middle section, and then the opening theme returns for musical balance. Use this in any service or concert as a musical reflection on the God who is an ever-present help in trouble. Preview the score and listen to a fine demo recording here.