Choral

Christ Child Lullaby

I wrote this with my friend Carol Huber when I was a grad student at UBC and singing in the Vancouver Canata Singers under James Fankhauser.  Jim asked me to contribute a piece for a Christmas concert and I asked Carol for a poem. The recording here is the premiere performance. This can be played on harp or piano, and the obbligato part is optional.

The First Noel TBB

This arrangement was made for all the men in my congregation to sing: most would sing melody, some would sing the bass part from the hymn book, and a few tenors would sing the composed counter melody. The piano part is very easy as well. So, if you need something for mostly untrained singers to perform, this is a good choice (or a trained choir, of course).

The Friendly Beasts

This charming Christmas song is always well received by choirs and audiences. I made an arrangement of Friendly Beasts for a women’s choir who had a member who played a fine viola. I have also adapted it in the past for SAA. The piano accompaniment makes this arrangement quite flexible.

Good King Wenceslas SATB

This arrangement is from a set I wrote for my chorale in 2000.  It has been performed several times since then – great fun (if you have a good pianist…)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree SAB

This lovely American Carol has become one of my favourites. I adapted this choral arrangement from my arrangement for Soprano solo.

Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

Originally written for three-part women’s voices, I later adapted this arrangement for SAB. This, of course, is the famous Christmas carol written by Michael Praetorius in 1609, the German title of which is “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen“. 

O Little Town of Bethlehem SATB

This famous Christmas carol was arranged for my ward choir – simple, yet effective.

When First T'was Heard That Christ Was Born

This Christmas Carol was written when I was a graduate student, on a Sunday when I stayed home with a sick baby. It won a Carol competition at Brock University. The recording is of my Chorale in 2000.

Piano Solo

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

I wrote this solo on the famous Christmas carol by Mendelssohn for an intermediate piano student of mine. Mendelssohn’s hymn was originally written in praise of Gutenberg!

Organ Solo

Organ Prelude - O Little Town of Bethlehem

I wrote this prelude one Christmas when I was visiting home and was asked to play something at the Stake Christmas fireside. It has been an audience favourite (and one of mine) ever since.

Prelude on Silent Night

This is a prelude I wrote in 2017 to play at my ward’s Christmas Eve sacrament meeting. 

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