Sing Me to Heaven – the Real Story

It’s time to offer the whole story, the full length unexpurgated account, complete with never-before-seen footage, the “lost” episodes, the secrets behind the special effects, and much more, of Sing Me to Heaven. As a composer I am asked more questions about this little piece than any other title in my […] Read more »

The Five Stages of a Commission

The life of a composer is seldom the glamorous sort of affair that it’s made out to be in movies and novels. I thought it might be of interest to some of you to have a glimpse into the actual process from the composer’s view, and so with apologies to […] Read more »

How to Write a Choral Masterpiece

Recently I received an e-mail message from a composition student at a high school who was working on a senior project which required him to write a piece of choral music and to present some information about composing for choruses. He asked if I would mind answering a few questions […] Read more »