Kevin is a composer of diverse style, yet unique 'voice.' Educated at the University of Georgia and the University of Western Ontario, notable composition teachers include Lewis Nielson, Peter-Paul Koprowsky, and Donald Steven.
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Flame In Darkness
Flame In Darkness looks back and forward, 'closing the circle of the years' at Christmastime. Emotional, but not sentimental; simple, but not simplistic. Text by the composer.
Text (1st 2 stanzas):
Pink, regretted, daylight's melting:
Candy cream upon the tongue;
Reverend benediction lingers
Half-forgotten. Children run.
Choral harmonies intone
The paradox of "Silent Night";
Running feet and parents' voices
Underscore the waning light.
(Duration: ca. 2 minutes.)
Purchase piano-vocal version (with optional duet vocal part):
Fantasietta And Adagio On A Familiar Air/Londonderry Air Package
A tiny fantasia and adagio upon the famous "Londonderry Air"--often known as "Danny Boy"-- Fantasietta And Adagio begins with kinetic pentatonic gestures and chordal textures. These gradually morph into a statement of the 'Air' disguised by displaced rhythms and octave disjunctions. It adds up to a fun 'puzzle piece' combining classical style with beautiful jazz harmonies. In performance, it can be combined with the composer's Londonderry Air arrangement using the same chordal structure, in several different ways. To add to the versatility, versions for both solo piano and flute and piano are included, as are Bb parts suitable for clarinet and trumpet.
(Duration: variable, according to performance option selected, but not more than ca. 2:30.)
Piano Accompaniment to Singing The Living Tradition, #368--Now Let Us Sing
Piano Accompaniment to Singing The Living Tradition, #384--Mozart Alleluia
Trumpet Descants (C & Bb) for Singing The Living Tradition, #61--Lo, the Earth Awakes Again
Lead sheets from the forthcoming album "Vivid Garbage" are available now!
Titles: Don't Lose The Peace - Pick It Up - Vivid Garbage - Wind In The Trees Check them out!