God Is Our Song - SSATBB Choir, Viola and Organ
This anthem, a setting of the lovely text by Fred Pratt Green, was written as a commission for the choir of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Ottawa in memory of a parishioner who had been a violist. The recording here is of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast in 1991.
Loving Spirit - Soprano, SSAATBB Choir, Oboe and Organ
My friend Dr. Gordon Johnston, choir master at St. John’s Anglican in Ottawa, received money from a parishioner to commission a new work including oboe. It was a privilege to work with this lovely text and to hear the fine musicians of St. John’s perform the finished anthem. The ending is a nod to my man Bruckner’s motet, Os Justi.