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February 17, 2008

Writing The Stolen Child, Part II

As I started to recount the steps of writing The Stolen Child, I realized that my ‘process’ is essentially the same for every piece that I write. That’s strange for me, because for my entire creative life I’ve felt that I don’t have a... continued

February 02, 2008

Writing 'The Stolen Child', Part I

I’ll write now about the entire process of creating The Stolen Child, from the very beginning to now. Full disclosure: I’ve never really written about my creative process, so this might get pretty boring…

First: I accepted the commission.

I... continued

January 31, 2008

The Stolen Child

Before I talk about setting this magnificent text, I thought I’d post it in case anyone hadn’t seen it before. Just exquisite poetry, written when Yeats was just twenty years old:

The Stolen Child

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,continued

January 31, 2008

Crawling Out of the Cave

Just finished the King’s Singers commission, The Stolen Child. Good God that piece took it’s toll – I think I’m three years older this morning.

I thought that I’d be able to write about the creative process while I was in the thick of it, but this one... continued

January 12, 2008

Recording Tonight With the BYU Singers

Some of you may know their last album of my music, The Complete A Cappella Works; 1991-2001. It remains one of my favorite recordings of my choral music, and the recording sessions rank right up there as some of the most soul-shattering ... continued

January 04, 2008

The YouTube Phenomenon

I admit it, I’m a total youtube junkie. And I love love love the videos that are being inspired using my music, either concert versions of my pieces or original ‘concept’ videos with the music as underscoring. I’m going to start posting some of the vids... continued

November 17, 2007

White. A Blank Page or Canvas…

So I’ve decided to party like it’s 2003 and finally get going on my own official blog…

I’ll write about my music and my life as an artist. I’ll write about my process and my current projects. And I’ll try my very best to answer as many questions... continued

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