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Let There Be Light

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.

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

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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Evolution

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.

This composition is also available on 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.

Wisdom of the Wild Geese

A story of cooperation in the group.  Inspired by a sermon of the same name.  SATB, piano.  Level of difficulty: Easy.  Duration: 2:45

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

Visions of God

Inspired by a sermon that examined the variety of views about God that may be found in a typical UU congregation.  They are presented in a question and answer format with the answers coming first (as they often do).  SATB with divisions, piano.  Level of difficulty: Difficult.  Duration: 4:30

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.

This composition is also available on the Internet Archive.

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