In honor of my friend Dr. Melinda Doyle getting hooded and becoming director of choral studies at the University of Montevallo, I am posting our 2004 collaboration. Melinda commissioned this piece from me in 2004 for the Florida ACDA Convention. She's conducting the Howard W. Blake choir with me at the piano. The picture in the video is Melinda, Jason, and I on the top of the Kennedy Center preparing to defend it from assailants while we were on tour. The text is from Psalm 46. Congratulations Dr. Doyle! I'm so proud to be your friend! Incidentally, why hasn't this piece had more play? It's really good.
Labels: choral music, deus noster refugium, Howard W. Blake choir, kurt knecht, Melinda Doyle