A simplified version of my Big Bang anthem, intended to be sung by the congregation as a hymn. It offers the scientific version of the creation story.
A dramatic choral setting of Vincent Silliman's well known text. SATB w. piano. Difficulty: moderate. Duration: 2:50
A musical sermon on the importance of balance in nature and in ourselves. The music itself demonstrates balance between major and minor, loud and soft, male and female voices. SATB w. piano. Level of difficulty: moderate. Duration: 4:50.
Proclaiming the creation of the living and nonliving aspects of the universe and the links between them. The choir as God. SATB, piano. Degree of difficulty: High. Duration: 3:50
The original version had the choir singing a cappella half the time. Because this was difficult for our choir I arranged a new version in which a guitar accompanies the choir in those parts.
The third version with piano, trumpet and clarinet accompaniment was arranged for a concert at which orchestral instruments were available but not a guitar. The clarinet takes over the guitar part, somewhat revised, and the trumpet is added to the proclamations about creation of the physical world.
The spring season as described by Langston Hughes. These words are also set to music and offered as a reading in the UU hymnal. Permission has been granted by The Estate of Langston Hughes to copy and perform this score for noncommercial purposes. SATB, piano. Level of difficulty: Easy. Duration: 3:20
Note: The second recording is of a rehearsal by the choir of UU Fellowship of Raleigh.
The story of the development of life on Earth. Evolution revealed as an intelligent way to design life. The music evolves with the story. SATB, piano. Degree of difficulty: High. Duration: 4:30.
Evolution Fantasy is a shorter, simpler version prepared for a small choir. SAB, piano. Degree of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 4:05.
The creation and unfolding of the universe in three minutes. The refrain: There is no God but Big Bang. SATB, piano. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 3:15.
The river as a metaphor for life and for the interconnected web of all existence. Also appropriate for the annual water ceremony. SATB, piano. Level of difficulty: Easy. Duration: 3:10