All Flesh (SATB, unaccompanied) All Flesh (SATB, unaccompanied) 1 Peter 1:24-25 (ESV, alt.) "All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever." Alleluia. Amen. for Dr. David Shockey, remembering Samuel Hsu Sung by the Cairn University Chamber … Continue reading All Flesh (SATB, unaccompanied)

Is Jazz America’s Classical Music?

Is jazz, as is often claimed, “America’s classical music?” The answer, quite simply, is no. American classical music is “America’s classical music.”   But I hasten to explain myself, lest you think I mean to be disparaging. To say that jazz is not “America’s classical music” does not mean that it is something lesser, only … Continue reading Is Jazz America’s Classical Music?

Jubal’s Pipes (flute and clarinet duet)

Written in 2014 while I was a master's student at Temple University, "Jubal's Pipes" is a virtuosic duet for flute and clarinet with a primitive, dance-like character. The full ranges of the instruments are called upon, and the performers must navigate passages of tightly-woven imitation, which give the music its playful and elusive atmosphere. (There's … Continue reading Jubal’s Pipes (flute and clarinet duet)

The Voice of My Beloved Sounds (Hymn) "My beloved speaks and says to me: 'Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land." (Song of Solomon 2:10-12) … Continue reading The Voice of My Beloved Sounds (Hymn)

An Elegiac Fugue (string quartet) " People look at my library, and they think that I am interested in everything. But I am interested in one thing; I am interested in Love." We sat in the kitchen of our sweltering dorm room late one evening during Samuel Hsu's last summer at Csehy Summer School of Music. For hours we … Continue reading An Elegiac Fugue (string quartet)