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.

 

Wilfred OwenInspired by the poem “Asleep” by Wilfred Owen, Gibson’s He Sleeps Less Tremulous: A Lament for English horn and string quartet was given a read-through on Nov. 17 by Sarah Bloxham, Tom McEvilley, Robert Matsuda, Matthew Witmer, and Roger Lebow, recorded by engineer Paul Sobosky.