J.D. FrizzellChoral, Mixed Voices Leave a Comment

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”.


J.D. FrizzellChoral, Women's Voices Leave a Comment

I hold within my hand Infinities I cannot comprehend— World within wonder worlds Again, a clover leaf A bit of bark, a bug Minute and unidentifiable. I touch them reverently And wonder how God made it all— Our world, our universe So huge, so small. -Elizabeth Rooney Text Used With Permission Commissioned and Premiered by The Columbus Girls Choir, Cherry …


J.D. FrizzellHandbell, Level 4 Leave a Comment

Written for Canticle in Pensacola, FL, this exciting work for 3-5 octaves features many repeated rhythmic patterns to make a very difficult sounding piece quite accessible.  

About My Dreams

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I wrote About My Dreams for my cousin Hope, who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means she was born without two chambers of her heart.  As if it wasn’t enough that she had multiple open heart surgeries, she also survived a serious stroke.  She is a true walking miracle.  The text for this piece is from American child poet …

cruelly, love

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Believe it or not, I wrote this piece for a middle school choir.  Amon Eady, one of my best friends, built an amazing choral program at White Station Middle School early in his career.  He commissioned me to write a lush and mature piece for his group to perform at the TN Music Educator’s Convention, and “cruelly, love” was the …