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Special Occasions

So Be It

A special benediction, perhaps for the end of the season or as a surprise.  Two versions available, SATB a cappella or with piano.  Level of difficulty: High a cappella, moderate with piano.  2 minutes.

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

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In Time of Silver Rain

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.

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

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Eye for an Eye

A mother's advice and a moral code for personal relationships: "Never go to bed angry."  Duet for alto and baritone with piano.  Level of difficulty: Moderate.  Duration: 3 min.  A second SAB arrangement for choir is also available.

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

Lament for the Victims of 9/11/2001

Written about two weeks after the event to music that was first written down a few hours before the event.  Although some of my views have changed since then I have not altered the original words.  SATB w. piano.  Level of difficulty: Moderate.  Duration: 4:40

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

Welcome (new members)

A song for the ceremony welcoming new members to the congregation.  SATB, piano.  Level of difficulty: Moderate.  Duration: 3:15

Note: If you want a shorter song, sing just the first half.

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

River of Life

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

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

Bethlehem

A carol that treats the traditional Christmas story as history.  SAA a capella in the style of the Orthodox Church of the Republic of Georgia.  Could also be sung TBB.  Level of difficulty: medium.  Duration: 5:40

This composition is also available at the Internet Archive.

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