“The Old Year Now Away Has Fled”

Set to the tune of Greensleeves, “The Old Year Now Away Is Fled” dates to as early as 1642. It was a common practice, then, to set new lyrics to familiar melodies, and Greensleeves, which dates to the 1500s, was a popular melody. The version I present retains the chord structure of the tune, but […]

Open mic – Poor House Bistro, 1/20/2020

For MLK Day: Pride (In the Name of Love), by U2 MLK, by U2 Both songs are featured on U2’s fourth studio album, The Unforgettable Fire, which was released in 1984.

Open mic – Poor House Bistro, 1/13/2020

From Three Stories and Ten Poems, some arrangements: 1. Corona (Mitraigliatrice), by Ernest Hemingway 2. Captives, by Ernest Hemingway 3. Old Soldiers Never Do Die Well (Champs D’Honneur), by Ernest Hemingway 4. Chapter Heading, by Ernest Hemingway NB: Original titles in parenthesis.

Mountain Bible Church — June 21, 2015

I performed an original song, inspired by the story of the prodigal son, after a sermon I preached on June 21, 2015. My text was Luke 15:1-32. 1. Highways Heading Home The sermon and song were recorded, but the mix is fairly raw.

Open mic — The Ugly Mug (24), March 22, 2011

I debuted three new works at The Ugly Mug in Soquel, California, arrangements of poems that I have been working on lately. 1. A Dream Within a Dream, by Edgar Allen Poe 2. L’Envoi, by Edwin Arlington Robison 3. The Helping Hand, by Edgar Lee Masters

Sixth Frederick All-County Orchestra Festival — May 1981

 My first instrument was the violin, which I took up in the 5th grade. My first performance was that same year. I played through middle and high school, but only casually afterwards. If you played at the Sixth Frederick All-County Orchestra in 1981, please email. You can download the mp3 here. Photos: