PERFORMANCES: selected performances from 2013 - 2014

listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first)


Including performances by Sang Scule (Edinburgh), the Kirkland Choral Society, Amasong Chorus, the Pacific Women’s Chorus, the New Amsterdam Singers (NYC), the Columbus Women’s Chorus (Ohio), VOICES Chorale of New Jersey, and the changed voices section of the National Boys Choir of Scotland.


The Christmas Bird

Setting of a poem by Katharine Tynan for SATB, flute obbligato. Performances by Kirkland Choral Society, dir. Glenn Gregg, 5 and 7 December 2014, Seattle and Kenmore, Washington.

Auld Lang Syne

Performance by Cunninghame Choir, dir. Robin Versteeg, at Beith Community Centre, Beith, Scotland, 29 November 2014

The Flowers of the Forest

Combining a 16th century poem by James Foullis, the ballad Flowers of the Forest, and a Gaelic Biblical text. Performance by Sang Scule, dir. James Hutchinson, St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, 16 November 2014.

Raagi Thandheera (Bringing Alms)

Arrangement with Smitha Vishveshwara of a South Indian devotional song by Purandara Daasa Vitthala. Premiere by Amasong Chorus, McKinley Presbyterian Church, Champaign, Illinois, dir. Jill Crandall, 1 and 2 November 2014.

Here We Stand

A piece about life, love, courage, and taking a stand, commissioned in memoriam Anne Marshall Saunier (1946 - 2013). Performed by the Columbus Women’s Chorus at the 11th Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival, Champaign-Urbana, 26 July 2014. SSAA, piano.

"All Quiet Along The Potomac"

Arrangement of the US Civil War poem by Ethel Lynn Beers, for SSAA, piano and percussion. Performance by the Pacific Women’s Chorus, Encinitas, California, 1 June 2014.

Cowboy Songs

Three cowboy songs (The U-S-U Range, Billy the Kid, and Tall Men Riding) for TBB, piano. Performance by the Changed Voices choir of the National Youth Choir of Scotland, dir. Christopher Bell, 11 April 2014.

From Sweet Dundee

Traditional shanty arrangement for TBB, piano. Winning piece in the 2013 Cambiata Composition Initiative. Performance at the Middle School / Junior High National Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, April 2014.

Aurora Rutilat, Sang, and Cauld Blaws The Wind

Three settings of Scottish texts, performed by the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, Ithaca, New York, dir. Carl Johengen, in a program entitled Celebrating Scotland, 9 March 2014.

Why Dorothy Wordsworth is Not as Famous as Her Brother

Art song for soprano and piano. Lyrics by Lynn Peters. Performance by Canadian soprano Joan Fearnley, accompanied by Frédéric Lacroix, St Luke’s Anglican Church, Ottawa, 2 March 2014. Recording

Shine On, Anne

A piece for women’s chorus, piano and whirligigs, commissioned in memoriam Anne Marshall Saunier (1946 - 2013) and performed at her memorial service, YWCA, Columbus, Ohio, January 25, 2014.

The Flowers of the Forest

Setting for SATBarB a cappella voices of a 16th century poem by James Foullis, the ballad Flowers of the Forest, and a Gaelic Biblical text. Performance by Sang Scule, dir. James Hutchinson, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden. St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 15 November 2013.

Mountain Music

An hour of impromptu rhythms and harmonies celebrating the longest day of the year. Open to all. Chemeketa Park Playground, Los Gatos, CA, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday June 21, 2013.  Flyer

Healing River

A cappella arrangement of the Fred Hellerman song. Performance by the New Amsterdam Singers, dir. Clara Longstreth, on May 23, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 88th & Lexington Ave, New York City.

Aurora Rutilat (Dawn Glows Red)

Arrangement of the ancient Scottish plainchant hymn associated with the summer feast of St Columba. Performance by Rudsambee Company of Singers, dir. Ciara Coleman, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 11 August 2013.

The Voice of Jesus

Setting of lyrics by Horatio Bonar for SATB and flute obbligato. Performance by the choir of Hope Presbyterian Church, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Sunday May 19 2013.

Music for a While: a celebration of singing

Commissioned by VOICES Chorale of New Jersey, dir. Lyn Ransom, for a performance celebrating the 25th anniversary of VOICES. Performance by VOICES and the Princeton Area Homeschool Choir, May 18, 2013, at St Paul Roman Catholic Church, Princeton, NJ.

My True Love Hath My Heart

Setting for SSAA of Elizabethan lyrics by Sir Philip Sidney - adapted for a same sex interpretation. Performance by the Columbus Women's Chorus, Ohio, dir. Jennifer Bell, on May 11 & 12, 2013, at King Avenue United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio.

Circle of Life

Suite of five native American song poems. 3rd place, 2013 Sorel Medallion Prize in Choral Composition. Premiere performance by Voices of Ascension, dir. Dr Dennis Keene, at Church of the Ascension, New York City, April 18, 2013.

Come Down O Love Divine, Instruments of Peace and Joy (The Prayer of St Francis), Song of the Star Child, The Voice of Jesus, We Open Our Hearts

Reading of various sacred music pieces at the Monmouth Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, at St Thomas More Church, Manalapan, New Jersey, 10 February 2013.

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon, The Winter It Is Past, Ay Waukin O

Arrangements for SATB voices, performed by Kings Chorale, Nova Scotia, dir. William Perrott, in celebration of Robert Burns, 25 January 2013.


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