The following are two videos of the Sul Ross State University Choir performing two of my pieces: the arrangement of “Duermete, Niño lindo” and my original composition, “Fair Iris I Love.” Sul Ross State University is a small regional institution that is predominantly Hispanic, located in Alpine, Far West Texas. The desert mountain terrain surrounding Alpine is very motivating for musical composition. I was director of choral activities and professor of voice at SRSU from 2005-2018 and appointed composer-in-residence in the fall of 2010.
The next work is of the SRSU Choir performing Pilkington’s “Rest, Sweet Nymphs,” followed by “Solidarity,” on original work with music and poem by me. Then you will see the SRSU Choir performing Illuxit Nobis Hodie by Albert Alcaraz (b. 1978).
The final two original works are “In the Lord You Are Light,” SAB, sung in worship by the Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church-Omaha, Mark Kurtz, conductor. Finally, there is a video the Star City Chorus of Lincoln, NE, conducted by Dr. Colt Ballou, performing my original “Always My Friend” with text by Larry Ebmeier, noted gay novelist and my partner of nearly 30 years. This is available on the Choral Secular page.