Joel Clifft | Suspicions

Check out this set of five character pieces I wrote a while back, performed here by the incomparable Joel Clifft with video by Steven Bailey and audio by Hector Vega.

I. The Victim | II. The Inspector | III. The Scheming | IV. The Malefactor | V. The Pursuit

Town & Gab | Nothing But the Blood

This April, Gabrielle and I visited Mont La Salle in Napa Valley where we got married almost a year ago, now with our baby boy on the way. We couldn't keep ourselves from singing in this incredible space! Here's us singing my arrangement of the traditional hymn “Nothing But the Blood.” It’s usually for SATB, but when the reverb is this good, Soprano/Bass works just as well!

Lydia Sewell & Ensoma Creative

In the summer of 2016, I got to write a piece for a dear friend Mickenzie Haan, who—with her family at her side—traversed a remarkable journey through tragedy with miraculous outcomes. During that summer, she was placed into an induced coma due to an unexpected, life-threatening infection that caused swelling of the brain. Thankfully, she is alive and well today, but over the many months that followed this extended time in a coma, she had to relearn how to walk and speak and sing. I wrote this piece during her process of recovery, praying and trusting that she would one day walk and sing again, so that she may share her miraculous story with the world.

With the singers of Ensoma Creative—many of whom were also friends of Mickenzie’s—I conducted the premiere performance of Psalm 116 with my wonderfully talented friend Lydia Sewell on violin.