As in the Days

A thought-provoking text from Job receives an unexpected setting in an American vernacular style. Oh, that I were as in months past, As in the days when God watched over me; When His lamp shone upon my head, And when by His light I walked through darkness; Because I delivered the poor who cried out, […]

 

Scapulis suis

This motet for four-part women’s chorus uses a Latin text from Psalm 90 (91): “The Lord will overshadow you with his pinions, and you will find refuge under his wings. His faithfulness will encompass you with a shield.”

 

String Quartet No. 1

This string quartet is in three contrasting movements: 1) Overture, 2) Air, and 3) Scherzo.

 

On September 13, soprano Viki Hilferty, tenor Jon Lee Keenan, and organist Jim McCarthy gave the first performance of Gibson’s The Bell of Brother Francis, celebrating St. Francis de Paolo; Fr. Gino Vanzillotta composed the poem and commissioned the setting.