(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.
The Eyes and Ears of God is a hymn expressing the idea that the Creator of our Universe had to allow for the development of life in order to have have sensors and manipulators of data for purposes of self awareness. It is an element of the theology of Religious Naturalism. SA with piano accompaniment.
When Life Begins opens a discussion of the starting point for a human life. Many answers are suggested but none is chosen. SATB with piano. Duration: 2 min.
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 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