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On Balance

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.

This composition is also available at The Internet Archive.

Who Knows?

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.

This composition is also available on The Internet Archive.

Untoll the Bell

Inspired by the tolling of a bell to end meditation, this anthem asks the choir to reverse the process, to "untoll" the bell so that meditation may continue.  A tour de force for the choir.  This anthem would be appropriate for a sermon about meditation.  SATB, piano, bell in A.  Level of difficulty: High.  Duration: 3 min.

This composition is also available at the Internet Archive.

Big Bang!

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.

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

Yet Will I Sing

About taking on challenges alone or together.  My first anthem, written in 1962 with a text adapted from a reading by Kenneth Patton.   SATB, piano.  Level of difficulty: easy.  Duration: 3:15.

This composition is also available at The Internet Archive.

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.

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

Born Again Unitarian

A humorous look at what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.  The score is available with the guitar part in standard or TAB notation.  2 solo voices, piano, guitar.  Level of difficulty: the guitar and piano parts are difficult, the vocal parts are easy.  Duration: 4:20

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