|In 1990, Greg Jones commissioned me to write a requiem in
memory of his father, James Earl Jones, Sr.
I responded with a ten movement work for soloists and choir.
The orchestration was assigned to Chris Lobdell.
On Friday evening April 13th, 1990 Requiem
had its premier at the Cason United Methodist Church in Delray Beach,
The performance was very successfully received, but rather than sing
its praises, we want you to decide for yourself.
Over the upcoming months you will be able to view samples of the
score in music notation...and listen to audio samples, right here on
If you wish to perform Requiem
soon or acquaint yourself with the score, you may email or phone us and
materials will be made available to you.
Requiem is a ‘tonal’
composition with an audience accessible romantic, melodic score. Most of
the text is set in traditional Latin with some of the music set in
English as well.
Look To This Day
A Stately House
performed as a complete work, has a performance time of approximately
forty-five minutes. Excerpts from this work stand very well on their own
and are also available from us.