Unpublished Works

Many of Kevin’s earlier, unpublished works were written specifically for the average church choir – not overly demanding, but still bearing his trademark sensitive interpretation and expression of the text.  If you are a director looking to use one of these pieces, simply contact Kevin and you will be emailed a licensing agreement and a PDF of the score to use with your choir.

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

for SATB choir, organ, and optional brass quintet and timpani

The text of this seventh-century Latin text was translated by John Mason Neale (1818-1866) and is most often performed to Purcell’s Westminster Abbey hymn tune.  Written for the 50th anniversary celebration of Westlake United Methodist Church, this arrangement captures the inherent joy of the tune.  The voice-leading is straightforward, with a few harmonic changes added to further highlight the text.  Singers and congregations will enjoy the final, exciting descant that brings the arrangement to a close.

Clap Your Hands

for SATB choir, a capella

This joyful up-tempo anthem employs a text from Psalm 47.  Its dance-like rhythms follow the text naturally, making it easy to learn and fun to sing.

Come Lord Jesus

for SSATB choir, a capella

Inspired by Frederick Buechner’s “The Hungering Dark,” this text by Lisa Lublin Foster places the ancient Aramaic Maranatha (Come, O Lord) greeting from The Book of Revelation with the context of Advent and Christmas.  A through-composed style brings the text to life throughout this piece, with rich harmonies.

Put On Love

for SATB choir, a capella

The text is adapted from Colossians 3:14: “and over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”  This song would make a great addition to a church choral library as a regular benediction song.  Once learned, it allows opportunities for great nuance and refinement.  It can also be used from the half-way point to the end as a shorter benediction.

Te Deum

for SATB choir & piano, or optional brass quintet, harp, flute & timpani

An abbreviated version of the traditional Te Deum text, this piece brings these ancient words to life as the music follows them organically throughout.  The unexpected use of harp and flute, paired with the brass and timpani, presents a refreshing, modern sound.