original music for worship & praise
NEW! - Worship Band Liturgy
You can now purchase my new Worship Band Liturgy - a collection of my original chants, songs and sung responses based on traditional liturgical text but musically set in a style for worship bands and guitar/piano led ensembles. Especially suited for congregations who enjoy worship & praise songs but miss the liturgical settings found in hymnals.
I've written many worship songs, choral anthems, and contemporary adaptations of Lutheran liturgical music. Contemporary music includes piano/vocal score, lead sheets (melody/lyrics/chords), and graphics (melody/lyrics) for bulletin use. Contact me for samples and more information.
The video above is a concert of my original music performed on May 20, 2018, celebrating 46 years of music ministry.
This video recorded live is a sampler of my Jazz Vespers service, adapted from the Evening Prayer (Vespers) service in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. Chants, hymns and prayers are arranged in a smooth jazz style with adapted texts. Music is arranged and scored for piano and solo wind or string instrument; lead sheets with chords and melody are available for improvisational use. TIFF files for congregational bulletins are also available.