Choral Accompaniment

I have accompanied numerous area choirs on the works of Malcolm Dalglish, Diane Laura Rains, and other composers. Over the years, I've worked with VocalEssence, Angelica Cantanti, ACDA Honors Choir; college choirs at the Univeristy of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University; high school choirs in St. Paul, Roseville, Stillwater, Apple Valley, and Blaine; and Unitarian, Lutheran, Episcopal, and UCC churches in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Apple Valley, Columbia Heights, and Rochester. Click here for videos.

Malcolm Dalglish

Malcolm Dalglish is a long-time dulcimist and composer whose intricate, yet folksy, arrangements for choir, hammered dulcimer, and other instruments are well-known in the choral world. I have performed many of his choral numbers, including:

  • From the Pleasure CD: Sail Away, Reel a Bouche, Bayou Sara, Pegasus, Bye Oh Baby
  • From the Hymnody of Earth CD: Psalm of Solstice, The Dark Around Us, The Wild Geese, Throw the Window Open, For the Future, Thrush Song, Come Life Shaker Life, Walking at Night, Shake These Bones, Lay Me Low, Hosanna
  • Others: Star in the East, Kalanta of the New Year, You There in the Stars, Now and Here, Field of Wings, Froggie, Winter's Lullaby

Diane Laura Rains

Fae By Nature Music presents enchanting choral works for youth and adult choirs by composer Diane Laura Rains. Lush, magical, yet very much of this Earth, every Fae By Nature choral composition not only delights the ear, but broadens humans’ understanding of our planet and its wild creatures. Diane's music sings of the delicate, exquisitely beautiful balance of nature. It sings of treasures hidden in plain view and of doors to other realms.

Diane and I are married and have played music together for years. Conveniently, her favorite choral accompaniment instruments are those she and I play, and we would be delighted to accompany your choir’s performance of her work.

Others

In addition to the above, I've accompanied choirs Shawn Kirchner's I Will Arise and Go, and settings of Blue Tail Fly, The First Noel, His Voice as the Sound of the Dulcimer, I've Been Workin' on the Railroad, Old Black Joe, Old Folks at Home, Reuben Ranzo, and Boatman Stomp.