Rounds and other things

ROUNDS

  • About Einstein Four voice round written for school choir as an exercise in sight-reading and independence in part-singing.
  • Advent Round Four voice round for Christmas Eve in the style of William Billings. Click here to see the music, and feel free to print and use it! Advent Round
  • Christmas Round Four voice round about the loving Christmas time despite its craziness – not easy to sing! Click here to see the music, and feel free to print and use it! Christmas Round
  • Sandwich Song Three voice round that spoofs three 1950′s sandwich favorites: Velveeta, Wonder Bread and Miracle Whip! Click here to see the music, and feel free to print and use it! The Sandwich Song
  • The Three Kings Round Four voice round with fun lyrics that poke fun at the gifts of frankincense and myrrh. Click here to see the music, and feel free to print and use it! The Three Kings Round

HYMNS AND CAROLS

The Camels’ Carol (Text by Robert Bode) Gentle setting of a sweet lyric about the camels that carried the three kings to Bethlehem. Click here to see the music, and feel free to print and use it. If you use this for group singing please credit Robert Bode and me, and we’d love it if you’d let us know how and where you used it!  The Camels’ Carol

Upon This Rock (Text by Rick Asher) Hymn set in four voice harmony: a contemporary text with old-timey hymn-style music. Click here to see the music and feel free to print and use it. If you use it for group singing please credit me and I’d love it if you’d let me know how and where you used it! Upon This Rock

PURELY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

L and M Fantasia for Four Cellos. This quartet has a virtuoso part for the first cellist and lots of fun rhythmic riffs for the other three players. The opening has a vaguely familiar feel – reminiscent of the Jaws theme, the rhythm of much of the piece is influenced by the tango, and the lead part plays lines that sound as though they are being improvised over two chords rather like some kind of Middle Eastern Jazz. In short, I say that it lies somewhere between Jaws and Jazz.

Margaret’s Midnight Waltz for Cello and Piano (written for Margaret and John Scarborough) Musical time travel to a salon in the nineteenth century.