March for the Double Coronation

Commissioned by Marcy and Mark Sudock for the Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras (Long Beach, CA), this piece for string orchestra was composed for the Double Coronation of Britain’s King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla and is set to be premiered in London on May 5, 2023. It intends to capture the tradition of […]


Ternion Sonata No. 2

Commissioned by the Debussy Trio, this second sonata for them features these three movements: 1. A Desirable New Perspective 2. Palate Cleanser 3. Dance Finale


Stabat Mater

The words of Israeli and Palestinian mothers whose children have been killed are combined with the traditional Latin prayer in this cantata of compassion. “…an extraordinarily powerful piece…beautifully crafted and yes, the message could not be more timely…Congratulations on creating such a stunning work” (Grant Gershon, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale). See […]


Service Music

MorningStar - Catalog # MSM-80-304

Agnus Dei

SATB/congregation, organ    [c. 2:30]

This quiet, prayerful English setting for choir with congregational response uses mixed meters to create a timeless flow. Commissioned by Dr. Phil Steinhaus for St. Margaret Mary’s, Lomita, CA.

Excerpt performed by Chorus Angelorum (Dominic MacAller, conductor; Phil Steinhaus, organ]

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OCP Publications – # 30104334

Christmas Mass, A

SATB, organ, opt. trumpet, opt. brass, opt. strings    [c. 4:10, excluding Gloria]

As a follow up to A Christmas Gloria, the movements of this Mass are all based on familiar carols so that the congregation can more easily take part. Included are: Holy, three Acclamations, Amen, and Lamb of God, all using the latest translations of the Roman Missal. Strings for all sections now available from the publisher.

Watch on YouTube: Glory to God, Holy, Holy, and Lamb of God


Performance of "Holy" provided by OCP.

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Available from the composer

Evening Service for St. Edmund Campion’s

SATB chorus and organ    [c. 5:30]

An exuberant Magnificat is paired with an appropriately reflective Nunc Dimittis that have subtle musical connections.

MIDI realization

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Available from the composer

Its Lamp Was the Lamb

SATB chorus, unaccompanied    [c. 2:33]

Using close counterpoint and elegant lines, this is a setting from the Book of Revelation, 21:22-23

I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb. The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gave it light, and its lamp was the Lamb.

MIDI realization

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G.I.A. Publications - Catalog # G-3877

Jubilee Gloria

SATB/congregation, organ, optional trumpet    [c. 3:00]

English setting of the Gloria commissioned by Dr. Phil Steinhaus for the Jubilee celebrations at St. Margaret Mary’s, Lomita, CA

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

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G.I.A. Publications - Catalog # G-3879
(cantor/congregation edition # G-3880)

Litany of the Holy Spirit

SATB or cantor/congregation, optional keyboard    [c. 3:40]

With words and music by Paul and Carol Gibson, these prayerful invocations center the assembly and call upon the presence of the Holy Spirit. Easy congregational responses alternate with choir, capped by a beautiful choral coda.


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

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Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (Beach Spring)

unison voices, flute, brass quartet, organ    [c. 4:00]

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.

[Frank Brownstead rehearses singers and instrumentalists at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles.]

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ECS Publishing – Catalog # 5175

Mass For Three-Part Men’s Chorus

TBB, unaccompanied    [c. 8:00]

Composed for and premiered by Paul Salamunovich and the Loyola Marymount Men’s Chorus, this brief setting (in English) is based on a beautiful Epiphany chant and alternates moments of exhilarating power with prayerful repose.
“The Kyrie is like incense rising up to heaven.” – Paul Salamunovich

Watch and listen on YouTube.

[sample excerpted from A Mass of Life, CD-289 from G.I.A.]

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G.I.A. Publications - Catalog # G-3535

Mass of Life, A

Cantor/SATB/congregation, organ, optional trumpet, opt. brass    [c. 14:30]

This complete Mass, including a setting of Eucharistic Prayer II, synthesizes traditional and contemporary styles. Highly effective brass writing points up its lively rhythmic energy.
“A consistently rewarding, deeply moving work.” ( Jim Svejda, author and classical radio host, The Record Shelf)
“Delicate balance between the festive and the simple. Contrasts are superb.” (Robert Kreutz, composer)

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

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ECS Publishing – Catalog # 7878

Rejoice in the Lord Alway (expanded to 8 parts)

SATB, brass quartet (or organ) OR double choir    [c. 2:40]

The widely sung 16th-century English anthem Rejoice in the Lord Alway can now be performed in double choir fashion using this setting. The first choir is the original SATB setting; the second choir can be performed by brass (or any other quartet of instruments) or simply organ. Text is included for those who actually use two separate SATB choirs.
“… breathes exciting new life into a classic Tudor anthem. Paul has ingeniously crafted four new vocal (or instrumental) lines to create a gorgeous double-choir setting of the original four-part work. This blending of ancient and new was a big hit … at Walt Disney Concert Hall!”
– Grant Gershon, Artistic Director, Los Angeles Master Chorale

Watch and listen on YouTube.

[double choir version performed by the Philovox Ensemble, Robert Schuneman, director]

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ECS Publishing - Catalog # 5179

Veni Sancte Spiritus

SATB, unaccompanied    [c. 3:00]

Commissioned by Holy Family Cathedral, Orange, CA, this rich choral enhancement of the Gregorian Pentecost Sequence may be sung in Latin or in a new English version that adheres to the accents of the original. Chosen by Creator magazine as one of the 10 Best Sacred Works of 2001.
“A chant-based but harmonically accessible anthem which would work well in the context of Pentecost’s ‘mystery.’ Well done.” (Creator magazine)

Watch and listen on YouTube.

[Excerpt performed by Philovox of Boston (Jennifer Lester, conductor) for ECS.]

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MorningStar - Catalog # MSM-50-3018

Why Have You Abandoned Me

SATB, optional keyboard    [c. 8:30]

The solemn atmosphere evoked by Clark Gibson’s dark, reflective text – inspired by Biblical imagery – is heightened by this haunting choral setting. Suitable for Good Friday and other times in Holy Week.

Watch and listen on YouTube.

[Excerpt performed by Chorus Angelorum, Dominic MacAller, conductor.]

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