A choral setting of Adela Florence Nicolson’s poem The Plains, part of the cycle of choral pieces India’s Love Lyrics.
“…what I love most about [Chris’s works] is their immediacy.”
ACDA Western / ACDA Northwest(March 3, 2020)See you soon at the ACDA Western conference in Salt Lake City and the ACDA Northwest conference in Spokane! I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends and making some new ones. [...]
New Piece: A Light exists in Spring(January 8, 2020)A new SATB (a cappella) piece based on the Emily Dickinson poem A Light exists in Spring. Check it out! [...]
Anacortes High School performs Hine Ma Tov(December 17, 2019)Anacortes High School Concert Choir performed the a cappella version of Hine ma tov (F. 163c) at their December 17, 2019 concert. Check it out on YouTube! [...]
WA ACDA 2019 Summer Institute(July 16, 2019)See you at Washington ACDA Summer Institute at University of Puget Sound, July 17, 18, and 19, 2019! I look forward to catching up with you since I saw you last, especially since my move to Hawaii. Or, if we haven’t met, introducing you to my music. Aloha! [...]
Agnus Dei (from Missa Dramatica) complete(May 20, 2019)In spite of living out of temporary accommodations, I’ve completed another movement, the Agnus Dei, of my Missa Dramatica (Missa Brevis No. 2)! It will be a while until I have a recording (contact me if you are interested in premiering the piece!), but you can find a perusal score here. [...]
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