(You Do Not Get the) Life That Is Your Due may be sung as a hymn or an easy anthem. The message is obvious but this hymn presents it in a pungent way.
Sing this hymn to celebrate the induction of new members to the congregation or to welcome visitors. Unison with an SATB refrain, piano accompaniment.
A dramatic choral setting of Vincent Silliman's well known text. SATB w. piano. Difficulty: moderate. Duration: 2:50
Piano variations on the tune of "Welcome!" A sprightly prelude to the service. Piano solo. Duration: 3:15.
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.
An arrangement of Tell Me Not for two violins, cello and piano. While arranging the music I realized that the anthem had been written in mixolydian mode before I even knew what that was. Level of difficulty: moderate. Duration: 5:20.
Another set of variations on the theme of the anthem Visions of God. Violin, piano. Level of difficulty: moderate. Duration: 3:50.
A short baroque dance written for my daughter Andrea's wedding and played in the processional. Scored for flute, violin, and cello. Level of difficulty: Easy. Duration: 2 min.
About knowing that others share the problems we face. Two arrangements are available, the original for SATB and a new version for SATB with SA duet obligato. A recording of the original by the UUFR choir is provided. Level of difficulty: Moderate for original, Easy for new. Duration: 3:20.
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.