Check out John’s newest music in print with Hal Leonard! New publications for 2015 are now listed under the VIRTUAL READING SESSIONS tab in the menu. There are many new publications for choir in a variety of voicings (Sacred, Secular, and Christmas) as well as string orchestra.
New for Christmas this year is John’s CAROL SING! This short medley was written for the University of Colorado’s Holiday Music Festival in 2014. This exciting medley incorporates three carols, “Deck the Hall,” “Joy to the World,” and “Angel’s We Have Heard on High.” Dr. Greg Gentry, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Colorado told John he wanted a medley that was accessible, and quickly prepared, but with enough challenge to keep his singers interested. He also wanted a full orchestration to take advantage of CU’s fine collegiate orchestra. Dr. Gentry said the orchestration has to be in orchestra friendly keys again because of the quick prep time. Lastly, Greg told John that he wanted the medley to be able to have the audience sing along on familiar carols. The end result, a smashing success called CAROL SING! Dr. Gentry indicated that this will be their opening piece on their holiday concert for many years to come.