Our Father, based on a haunting Slovak chant of the Lord’s Prayer, memorializes all who have died from violence and tragedy, including those from COVID-19. This work encapsulates the pathos and poignancy of our time. If we are to heal as individuals and as a people, there is no better place to begin than with this prayer. The performance is by Yale vocal artists.
The Beatitudes always bring comfort, reminding us that even in the darkest moments of despair we are blessed. My anthem entitled, Blessed, is available from MorningStar Music.
When You Pass through the Waters depicts one of my favorite biblical passages of comfort from Isaiah 43. It was composed in memory of a kind and caring music professor of mine. There are versions for unison, two-part, and SATB ensembles at MorningStar Music.