As everyone knows, the pandemic has been challenging for everyone. Most performance and new publishing has been extremely limited during this time.
However, I have been working on several new projects. My hope for 2022 is that I will be releasing two new piano books and recorded albums. One will be arrangements of American Shape Note Hymns entitled “The Golden Harp” and the other will be arrangements of Christmas Carols entitled “A Peaceful Christmas.” When release dates get close in 2022, a special mailout will go to people who have purchased music from me before. If you’d like to be added to that list for the mailout, you can sign up at the bottom of this page.
About the music:
“The Golden Harp” features piano arrangements of Shape Note Hymns. In 19th Century America, American songbooks that used different shaped notes to aid singers and teach singing were known as shape-note hymnals. Shape note books typically included folk hymns which were passed on orally. Many of these tunes have a poignant and introspective lyricism.
“A Peaceful Christmas” is a collection of piano settings of quiet carols. This music is lyric and reflective: perfect for your Christmas observance either for meditation, worship, or playing unobtrusively in the background.