Composition

The second movement in the Divine Office work comes from the same place that the first movement did: a flute and organ work reworked for an evening prayer service around 2008.  These first two pieces were originally titled Vespers and Benediction.  Their use at the beginning of the Divine Office led me to the idea … More Composition

Composition

The Divine Office is one of the strangest works I have  written.  By that I mean it has an odd history of being a conglomerate of several different points of composition.  I should begin with my brief opinion about the Liturgy of the Hours. As I have often mentioned in previous posts, I work at … More Composition

Composition

Under almost every circumstance, I would not post another composer’s work here unless I had a specific reason. That happened once before when I used another composition as direct inspiration for a work that I wrote.  In this specific post, I post as a performer as much as a composer.  My 5-year old, Malachi, walked … More Composition