Getting into the Christmas Spirit with The Snow Lay on the Ground

Everyone has their favorite Christmas album. Whether it’s Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey, The Nutcracker Suite, or Messiah, decorating a tree, sitting by a fire, baking cookies and other traditions just don’t feel the same without the right music in the background. This year we have enjoyed listening to the 2016 Arsis release, The Snow Lay… Read More Getting into the Christmas Spirit with The Snow Lay on the Ground

Featured Recording: Allen Shawn – Piano Works / Julia Bartha

For this month’s Featured Recording, we turn to composer Allen Shawn. Recorded in Hannover in 2013, Julia Bartha takes us through five of Shawn’s multi-movement works for piano in the Coviello Classics release, titled Allen Shawn: Piano Works–Julia Bartha, Piano. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times writes: “This recent recording offers an immersion into… Read More Featured Recording: Allen Shawn – Piano Works / Julia Bartha

The Quiet Center – Upcoming Performances by Composer Thomas Keesecker

  Thomas Keesecker will be presenting his piano collection, The Quiet Center, as an Advent reflection of music, song, and poetry at several churches this Advent Season.   Sunday, November 26, 6 pm, Abiding Presence Lutheran, Ewing Township, NJ Monday, November 27, 8 pm, St Paul’s Lutheran, Glenside, PA Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 pm, Sacred… Read More The Quiet Center – Upcoming Performances by Composer Thomas Keesecker

Featured Recording: Love’s Signature: Songs for Contertenor and Piano by Juliana Hall

    From Gramophone:“[Juliana Hall’s] sensitivity to words is on impressive display on Love’s Signature… these songs show Hall to be a composer who savours lyrical lines and harmonies peppered with gentle spices…” Juliana Hall’s latest recording hosts 24 songs in 3 parts, performed by countertenor Darryl Taylor, soprano Susan Narucki, pianist Donald Berman, with… Read More Featured Recording: Love’s Signature: Songs for Contertenor and Piano by Juliana Hall

Robert Hobby: Keyboard & Choral Composer of the Month

Robert A. Hobby, born 1962, currently serves as Director of Music for Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his responsibilities include playing for many of the worship services, overseeing the graded choral program, and managing the concerts the church offers. Numerous activities during his tenure include Trinity Church establishing a choral series with… Read More Robert Hobby: Keyboard & Choral Composer of the Month