Saint Patrick, part 2 – Christ be with me

As promised last week, here is part two of my setting of the hymn known as St. Patrick’s Breastplate. Posted here is the piano accompaniment; maybe in the future I can post the whole hymn, sung.

The text for part two is very familiar:
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Saint Patrick

In honor of Saint Patrick’s day, I’m sharing some music I shared before, a partial setting of the hymn known as Saint Patrick’s Breastplate.

I say ‘partial’ because this hymn traditionally has two parts: this is the music for part one; I hope to post the music for part two next week.

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Shootings now, shootings then – Paris, 2015

With all the shootings already in 2018, and especially with the recent school tragedy in Florida, I post again this piece I named in honor of the victims of the Paris shootings in November 2015.

Grace and peace to you…


Photo By Mstyslav Chernov (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

New music – Death Be Not Proud

As we move into the season of Lent this coming week and ponder the mysteries of our longings and fallibility, of Jesus’ willingness to be falsely accused and unjustly executed, of his final victory over darkness and death and what that means to us…I offer this piano setting of a poem I wrote based on John Donne’s Holy Sonnet 10, known for it’s opening line “Death be not proud”.

Grace and peace to you…


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