Lord, Have Mercy (2014)
This piece was performed by the Roanoke Home School Choir in the spring 2014 concert, which I conducted in the premiere. It Is scored for SATB a capella choir.
This piece stemmed from a funny assignment at the Brevard Music Center; all of the composers were given a text and assigned to write an art song based off of the text. Each of the 14 drastically different songs, including my own version, were premiered at the Brevard Library in 2014. The text is “A Birthday” by Christina Rossetti.