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Commissioned by The Southern Chorale at Southern Division ACDA, “Alleluia” is a thrilling opener filled with mixed meter, cascading lines, and nonstop momentum.

I Will Wait

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The hit song by Mumford and Sons, arranged for pop choir or contemporary a cappella group by J.D. Frizzell, director of OneVoice and June.  Starting ominously and freely, the arrangement slowly builds towards an emotional climax.  Can be performed with or without the intro/outro.


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Movement 2 of “A Child’s Voice” featuring text from American child poet Hilda Conkling. The world turns softly not to spill its lakes and rivers. The water is held in its arms and the sky is held in the water. What is water, that pours silver, and can hold the sky? Premiered by The Chamber Singers, The University of Southern …

Upon A Wheel of Cloud

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I wrote “Upon A Wheel of Cloud” for The Huntsville Master Chorale under the direction of Dr. Patricia Ramirez-Hacker.  The poetry by Emily Dickinson provides fertile imagery from which my music could easily emerge.  The setting portrays a violent storm.  It ends with a grand finale– “And then like Elijah, rode away upon a wheel of cloud”.

i thank You God

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From the publisher: “Drama abounds in this outstanding setting of this beloved text. The piano and cello provide the introduction. The singers deliver the profound text reaching a glorious climax, only to be followed by a whisper assignment while the cello improvises according to a plan. The ending unites all the forces for a reflective and calm conclusion. This one …