Welcome to the music gallery. Occasionally I will compose a piece or arrange a hymn for use in church. If anything turns out well, I'll post it here. Check back periodically.
ChoralA contemporary arrangement of Silent Night for SATB choir with piano accompaniment.
KeyboardA short (and cheesy) composition for keyboard that works well with a synthetic strings voice. One of my friends liked this piece and used it as background music for a scene in his video game.
OrganA short but exciting introduction to Easter Hymn (Jesus Christ Is Risen Today) for use on Easter Sunday. It takes only about 25 seconds, which works well in small churches with short processions.
RecordingsAll recordings were made on a Johannus Rembrandt 497 SE organ. They were recorded dry and in mono at 96 kHz with an M-AUDIO Transit USB audio interface connected to the organ's line-out. Noise reduction was performed in post-processing, and impulse response reverb was added via FFT convolution in MATLAB. The file was then downsampled to 48 kHz and converted to MP3 in LAME.
Alla Hornpipe (from Water Music, Suite in D Major, HWV 349)
George Frideric Handel. Recorded October 9, 2009.
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus / Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Hyfrydol)
Arrangement by Charles Callahan, 1986. Printed in Laudate! Volume 2, James W. Kosnik (ed.), Concordia Publishing House, 1995. Recorded November 13, 2009.
Bethlehem, of Noblest Cities (Melody adapted from Johann Thommen's Christenschatz, 1745)
Arrangement by David N. Johnson. Printed in Music for Worship - Easy Trios, Augsburg Publishing House, 1969. Recorded December 9, 2009.
Elegy on Stabat Mater Dolorosa
Arrangement by Charles Callahan, 1999. Printed in Lenten Music for Manuals, Set 2, MorningStar Music Publishers, 1999. Recorded February 19, 2013.
Gather Us In (with some modifications)
Marty Haugen, 1982. Setting by Paul Carlson, 2006. Printed in Twelve Organ Preludes on Hymns Old and New, Paul Carlson, GIA Publications, 2006. Recorded September 5, 2009.
Jesu Dulcis-Verbum Supernum
Victor Togni, © 1966 Margaret Togni Fox. Printed in Consoliere Classic, Volume II - Chant-based Pieces, Alison J. Luedecke (ed.), World Library Publications, 1998. Recorded September 5, 2009.
Interlude on the Cantate Domino (Sing to the Lord)
Sr. Teresine Fonder, SNJM. Printed in Twenty-Six Miniatures for Organ on Gregorian Themes, OCP Publications, 1978. Recorded October 8, 2009.
Gordon Young. Printed in Gordon Young Organ Album, The Sacred Music Press, 1983. Recorded January 17, 2011.
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Savior of the Nations, Come; BWV 659)
Johann Sebastian Bach. Recorded November 16, 2009.
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Arrangement by Robert Hobby, 1991. Printed in Laudate! Volume 2, James W. Kosnik (ed.), Concordia Publishing House, 1995. Recorded October 8, 2009.
Prelude on The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Gabriel's Message)
Charles Callahan, 1997. Printed in Advent Music for Manuals, Set 2, MorningStar Music Publishers, 1997. Recorded December 9, 2009.
Prelude on The King Shall Come (Consolation)
Charles Callahan, 1989. Printed in Advent Music for Manuals, Set 1, MorningStar Music Publishers, 1989. Recorded November 25, 2009.
Jean Langlais. Recorded September 7, 2009.
Salve Regina - Salutation
Lynn Trapp, 1998. Printed in Salutation, Petition, and Acclamation - A Triptych for Organ on Two Chants of Salve Regina, Oxford University Press, 2000. Recorded October 10, 2009.
Savior of the Nations, Come (Setting I)
Paul Manz, 1987. Printed in Improvisations for the Christmas Season, Set 1, MorningStar Music Publishers, 1987. Recorded November 25, 2009.
Sonata in Baroque Style
Gordon Young, 1974. Fred Bock Music Company, 1974. Recorded January 17, 2011.
Lani Smith, 1985. Printed in The Sacred Organ Journal, Howard Wells (ed.), The Lorenz Corporation, September 1985. Recorded November 25, 2009.
Toccata in E Minor
Johann Pachelbel. Recorded September 7, 2009.
Trumpets in Praise
Robert J. Hughes, 1981. Printed in The Sacred Organ Journal, Gilbert M. Martin (ed.), The Lorenz Corporation, September/October 2009. Recorded September 5, 2009.
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Eugene Englert, 1966. Printed in Consoliere Classic, Volume II - Chant-based Pieces, Alison J. Luedecke (ed.), World Library Publications, 1998. Recorded September 5, 2009.
Verset 39 - Sortie, Heures Mystiques
Léon Boëllmann, Op. 30, 18. Recorded September 5, 2009.