Together in Love

“More Love” a traditional African American hymn set for voice(s) and piano (with a compelling beat):
There is more love/peace/hope/joy somewhere.  I’m gonna keep on ’til I find it.  There is more love/peace/hope/joy somewhere. ==>View PDF

“Once Love” a song about love for two voices:
Once when Love stirred my heart to singing, once when Love was mine so easy like breathing, once we vowed that we’d love forever, Love that all the others only imagined, you and I found it true. Rainbows lit our days when storm clouds scattered dancing by the night on stardust moonbeams. We were so in love that nothing mattered, now those days and nights are gone. Dreams are lost in the morning sunlight. Love I’ve never known is standing before me. Come, let’s walk hand in hand together, building love so strong it lasts us forever. You and I’ll make it true. You and I’ll wish it true.  ==>View PDF

“Covenant” anthem for church choir, a setting of well-known words by L. Griswold Williams:
Love is the doctrine of this church. The quest for truth is its sacrament. And service is its prayer. To dwell together in peace. To seek knowledge in freedom. To serve the world with each other. That all souls shall grow in haromony. Thus do we covenant, with each other and with our God.  ==>View PDF  ==>Hear Sample

“The Call” a setting of words by Kahlil Gibran for baritone and choir:
When evening was fully come and the moving throng had gone their ways, I heard a voice within the temple saying: All life is twain the one a frozen stream, the other a burning flame. The burning flame is Love. Thereupon I entered the temple and bowed my heart in supplication, and chanting a prayer in my secret depths: Make me, oh Lord, food for the burning flame. Make me, oh God, fuel for the sacred fire.  ==>View PDF  ==>Hear Sample

“On Marriage” a setting of words by Kahlil Gibran for soprano and tenor:
You were born together and together you shall be for evermore. But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. . .  ==>View PDF  ==>Hear Sample

“On Children” a setting of words by Kahlil Gibran for soprano and tenor:
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. . .  ==>View PDF  ==>Hear Sample

“The People’s Peace” a setting of the John A. Holmes poem for choir:
Days into years, the doorways worn at sill,/ Years into lives, the plans for long increase/ Come true at last for those of God’s good will:/ These are the things we mean by saying, Peace. . .  ==>View PDF  ==>Hear Sample

“From Generation to Generation” a meditation for two voices with words by Antoine de St.-Exupery:
Love, like a carefully loaded ship crosses the gulf between the generations. In a house which becomes a home, one hands down and another takes up the heritage of mind and heart, laughter and tears, musings and deeds. We live not by things, but by the meanings of things. Therefore we do not neglect the ceremonies of passage: when we wed, when we die, and when we are blessed with a child; when we depart and when we return. Let us build memories in our children, lest they drag out joyless lives, lest they allow treasures to be lost because they have not been given the keys. It is needful to transmit the passwords from generation to generation.  ==>View PDF  ==>Hear Sample