Posts Tagged "organ"

Musical Director for Sweeney Todd

»Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Musicals and Theater | 0 comments

Musical Director for Sweeney Todd

January was a blur this year! Fresh off of a trip to Peru over the holidays, my wife and I returned home and jumped straight into tech week for a musical we’d been involved in since November: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, produced by St. Mark’s Players. Tessa was a soprano in the chorus, and I was Musical Director, conductor, and pianist. It was many hours of work, advanced my music education considerably … and was tons of fun! The cast was comprised of 19 people – 9 principals and 10 in the ensemble. The orchestra I assembled varied between 10 and 12 people, depending on the night. We had a string quartet, percussion, French horn, trumpet, flute, clarinet, and English horn, which I thought made a very nice mix with the...

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Organ in Pennsylvania (2 of 2)

»Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Music Performances, Organ | 0 comments

Organ in Pennsylvania (2 of 2)

As I promised Friday, here’s a recording of the postlude I played in Berwyn, PA last month. It is my organ arrangement of John Tesh’s April Song. I really enjoyed holding that last high note for so long over chords – can’t do that on...

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Organ in Pennsylvania (1 of 2)

»Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Music Performances, Organ | 0 comments

Organ in Pennsylvania (1 of 2)

Tessa and I had the opportunity to provide the music for a Christian Science church in Berwyn, PA last month. How fun to visit and perform as guests! This church is equipped with an organ, which was another opportunity for me to have an organ performance. Here is the prelude I played, comprised of organ solo versions of two songs that Tessa and I have published over the two years: Let There Be Light, and O Gentle Presence. Both are settings to poems by Mary Baker Eddy, and sound very nice as...

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