Conversations with a Composer is an insightful exploration into the mind of a composer and respected composition teacher. It is also a delightful, easy-to-read, intriguing book for music lovers, wannabe composers, professional musicians, or newcomers to the appreciation of music.
“Chris imbues every page with structure and craftsmanship and careful planning…”
Wistful Wind accepted into PROJECT:ENCORE(March 23, 2018)Wistful Wind has been accepted by PROJECT : ENCORE, a curated list of premiered choral works! [...]
ACDA NW 2018(March 6, 2018)I will see you at the Northwest ACDA conference in Portland, March 7, 8, and 9, 2018! I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to my music, or to catching up with you since I saw you last! [...]
Kyrie premiere Saturday, 7-Apr-2018–Vox16 will present my new Kyrie (part of a new mass setting, F. 174) during their Locally Sourced concert on April 7, 2018 at 7:30pm at Trinity Parish Church, Seattle. [...]
New Recording: Vox16(February 10, 2018)Vox16 latest CD, Locally Sourced, contains my newly composed Kyrie (part of a new mass setting I’m still working on, F. 174). [...]
Missa Brevis performance 22-Oct-2017 in Chicago–The Church of the Ascension (Episcopal) will being using Missa Brevis as part of their services, sung by a 14-voice professional choir, directed by Benjamin Rivera. [...]
Wistful Wind’s quick, rhythmic pattering of unaccompanied voices paints the scene for the listener: a chilly errant breeze in the hush before dawn. Just like the poet uses language to evoke imagery, the composer can use rhythm, melody, and harmony to support specific aspects of the text.a cappella, Adela Florence Nicolson, India's Love Lyrics, PROJECT:ENCORE, SATB