What a uniquely enjoyable experience last October working with South Korea's Ansan City Choir, led by the excellent Shin-Hwa Park. Seoul was overflowing with music. Here, their choreographed version of Lord I'm Free from the Gospels set:
Roads was the encore, with all participating choirs in Korea's choral conductor's annual event:
Much of 2013 is being devoted to updating the archives. A major part of which entails the recording of demo versions of over 100 jazz/pop songs from the 80s and 90s (mostly in the Charts jazz book) that have been lying dormant and neglected for decades. Work is progressing nicely - here and here and here, for example. Charts is undergoing a much needed overhaul and will be available in a streamlined version in the fall.
Mass (1992) is now published in a newly revised, highly upgraded edtion. For choir/piano/string orchestra, choir/piano/string quintet, or choir/piano.
Price information at the Score Shop.
Körsångare är välkomna att anmäla sig till Ekerö körvecka 5-10 augusti, där Mass sjungs och musik görs tillsammans med Steve/Anna duon.
Stabat Mater for choir/strings/piano/soloists will be premiered in Hiroshima in September.
New pieces - a vocal/piano/choir setting of "If", the poem by Rudyard Kipling. Airs, for 4 violin sections.
Also, revised SATB/piano arrangements of Roads and Farther Down Mighty River will replace the versions now in Gospels.
Underway: Candlelight - dinner music for piano
Te Deum with Tokyo's Shin-Yuri Konsei senoir choir
Looking forward to premiering the new Hanabana songs with the excellent Kirameki youth choir in Hiroshima:
recent choral additions: 8 Arrangements - original songs arranged for choir/piano/strings.
Sound sample Om Mani Padme Hum (20 min.), sung to the Buddhist chant Scoresample
The duo album Covers with Anna Christoffersson is for the first time available worldwide on iTunes.
In time for spring - Garden Music for piano and silence (full album length - 1 hour):
Recent compositions: Candlelight (upcoming piano album), 10 tracks of dinner music Airs - for violins If - the Rudyard Kipling poem, for alto, piano and choir Hanabana - choir/comp, in Japanese (commission from Japan) Laudate Dominus - choir/piano Forest - piano Tsubaki/Bara/Pempengusa Stabat Mater (commission from Japan) Om Mani Padme Hum Miserere (commission from Japan) Omnis Terra (commission from Germany)
Three new jigs Garden Music, for piano and silence (up at iTunes) Cantate Domino, for women's choir and piano
Stabat Mater, Hanabana in Japan Te Deum in the US, Netherlands, Norway and Germany Mass in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Guatemala
Requiem in the US, Italy, Indonesia and Germany Suite Romantique in the UK Roads in the US and Germany My Rose in the US Mass, Te Deum, D Minor Mass, Zakuro, Miserere, Cantate Domino in Japan Omnis Terra in Germany