Ring Out, Wild Bells

Composed for LA Children’s Chorus Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson in honor of her final season with LACC, this energetic setting of verses by Alfred Tennyson is scheduled to be premiered on Dec. 3 at Walt Disney Concert Hall with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

 

Wreath of Wakeful Dreams, A

Cellist Roger Lebow commissioned this set of three songs on poems by W.B. Yeats for his son, outstanding tenor Theo Lebow. Details of the premiere featuring the two musicians plus harpist Marcia Dickstein are to be announced. In order, the poems are He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, The Stolen Child, and When You Are […]

 

Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (Beach Spring)

Using the beautiful tune BEACH SPRING from the Sacred Harp, this Festive Hymn Setting was commissioned by Frank Brownstead, music director of Our Lady of the Angels cathedral in Los Angeles.

 

Psalms and Canticles


ECS Publishing – Catalog #7111

Here Is a Soul

SATB, unaccompanied    [c. 2:30]

One of Gibson’s earliest choral works, this tenderly imploring prayer uses fragments from several psalms as its text. A choir accustomed to singing chant will feel the interpretation come quite naturally.
Watch and listen to the score on YouTube.

[excerpt performed by the Philovox Ensemble, conducted by Robert Schuneman]

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Let Us Sing Unto God

Cantor/SATB/congregation, piano, optional oboe    [c. 3:45]

The Exodus canticle for the Easter Vigil, in a vigorous setting with choral, chant-like verses, was commissioned by Holy Family Cathedral, Orange, CA.

Excerpt performed by singers from Holy Family Cathedral, conducted by Matt Gray.]

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G.I.A. Publications - Catalog # G-3878

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit

Cantor/congregation, organ    [c. 3:40]

This setting of the Psalm for Pentecost is flowing, melodic, and contemplative.

[Excerpt from A Mass of Life, G.I.A. #CD-289.]

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G.I.A. Publications - Catalog # G3358

May God Bless Us

SATB, unaccompanied    [c. 2:00]

This tender, flowing anthem is especially suited for moments of meditation and reflection.

[Excerpt from A Mass of Life, G.I.A. #CD-289.]

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ECS Publishing – Catalog # 5987

Psalm 121 (My Help Comes From the Lord)

SAB, organ    [c. 6:00]

Commissioned by their children to honor Warren and Alice Sautebin, this relatively easy setting of the beloved psalm includes a flowing refrain that incorporates the tune Amsterdam, making a connection to the Moravian tradition to which the dedicatees belong.

[Excerpt performed by the Philovox Ensemble (Jennifer Lester, conductor) for ECS.]

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