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.

 

Santa_Barbara_mission_82.jpgBeginning in October, 2011, Music Director Roy Spicer and the Choir of St. Barbara Parish at the Old Mission Santa Barbara will release a CD of their Pre-Tour Concert, presented last October at the Mission. The repertoire, which they then performed throughout Italy, included Paul Gibson’s arrangement El Cantico del Alba.