This might be my favorite piece that I have composed. I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to find out if it works for a choir or a quartet! This piece was written for SATB a capella, although the piano is included for rehearsal purposes (or if you prefer to use it to back up the singers). The lyrics are from the poem, “Intimations of Immortality,” by William Wordsworth. Email me if you want the audio!
I was recently called as a Primary teacher to the 11-year-olds! This is my first time ever being a Primary teacher, believe it or not. One of the first things I decided after my call was that I want to help the kids in my class to memorize scriptures about Christ. So…of course I decided that we needed music to go along with the words. The plan is to complete six scripture songs and teach them all to my class by the end of the year. Here are the first four:
I arranged this piece years ago, but just now finally got around to editing it so that there aren’t any glaring mistakes. I learned a lot writing and editing this piece – specifically that revisions are as important as my high school English teachers said they were. It’s written for piano and SATB.
This is the sequel to Goblin Ballet. Maybe I’ll have a whole ghostly suite someday. This piece is meant to evoke a mental picture of those dances you read about in Jane Austen books — except with ghosts.
I know what you’re thinking — too much alliteration, right? This was done in about 10 minutes, and I believe it shows. I do love music from Great Britain, so it was only natural that something like this would show up eventually. I hereby vow to never write another bagpipe song. Maybe.
This is a song for Primary kids. It came together quickly. I did, however, have to wait for Kira to get home from school before I could finish writing the lyrics — she helped me iron them out. Through writing this song, I learned that I need music before I can write any words. This may save me time in the future. : )
This piece is for piano — my kids say it’s a mix between Pirates of the Caribbean and Danny Elfman. This composition project is making me wonder if it’s even possible NOT to sound like someone else. However, I do like the piece — I’m happy with how it turned out. The right hand run in m. 34 was Jenna’s idea — awesome, right?
Here’s the link to the pdf: