Text by Eric Whitacre

For this work, I swapped roles with my friend and long-time collaborator composer Eric Whitcre; he wrote the text and I wrote the music. 

Published by Walton/GIA. 

COLT .45 (TTBB, piano, fiddle)

Text by Charles Anthony Silvestri

Commissioned by the Turtle Creek Chorale, this is a quasi-parody cowboy song with a fierce anti-gun message. 


WAS IT WORTH IT? (TTBB, unaccompanied)

Text by Charles Anthony Silvestri

I wrote this song to perform in traditional Irish music sessions, but arranged it for men's chorus. It fits well in the genre of immigrant songs of the 19th c. lamenting how life in the new world was as hard as in the old. Premiered at the 2019 Missouri Music Educators Association conference.


REGNO CONSORTES (SSAA, unaccompanied)

Text anonymous

A dreamlike, chant-based setting of the epitaph of English Queens Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I, who share a single tomb in Westminster Abbey.


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