A simplified version of my Big Bang anthem, intended to be sung by the congregation as a hymn. It offers the scientific version of the creation story.
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.
The first Unitarians lived in the Transylvania region of the Hungarian Empire during the Reformation. Spurred by Bishop Ferenc David with the support of King John Sigismund they abandoned the Catholic doctrine of the Trinity and worshipped "one God." When the King died the new ruler imprisoned Bishop David for heresy but he refused to recant. This anthem tells the story. SATB w. piano. Level of difficulty: high. Duration: 5 min.
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.
A piano arrangement and elaboration of the anthem of the same name. Piano solo.
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 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.
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.
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
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.