“Veni, Sancte Spiritus” (ATTB + Violin) Premiered 27 July, 2013 by the Choeur D’Eama, Paris Mark Shapiro, conductor Sarah Abbott, violin ——————– Text and translation: Veni, Sancte Spiritus Veni, Sancte Spiritus, et emitte coelitus, lucis tuae radium. Veni, pater paupernum, veni, dator munerum, veni, lumen cordium. Consolator optime, dulcis hospes animae, dulce refrigerium. In […]
“O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth” SATB + Organ Text by Samuel Medley, 1789. Music by Eric Pazdziora, 2005 Brent Stutzman, Organ Michelle Lynch, Conductor Text: O could I speak the matchless worth, O could I sound the glories forth Which in my Savior shine, I’d soar, and touch the heav’nly strings, and vie […]
Here’s Ken Medema, a blind pianist / composer / singer / storyteller with a truly amazing talent, performing a routine about an unforgettable experience as a church musician. Let’s just say, he also does a pretty mean trombone impression….
Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a pastor, author, and WWI military chaplain, best known today for his classic devotional book My Utmost For His Highest. His less familiar books include a study of the book of Job entitled Baffled to Fight Better. Chambers addresses the problem of why God allows tragedy by contrasting Job’s friends’ assured religious platitudes with Job’s […]
“The Boy Who Dreamed of Flying” for string quartet, composed by Eric M. Pazdziora. Premiered May 2013 at UNC-Greensboro. Copyright 2013. Program Notes: Little Nemo was nicely snoozing when a feeling of floating in the air came over him. He felt the bed ascending ceilingward, and while it astonished him, it also interested him considerably. […]
This clock in our electronic music studio at UNCG doesn’t work: it’s permanently stuck on one time. If you get why this is, you’re officially a music nerd.
One of my favorite writers died this week. For the first time in quite a while, next time I want to see whether I might be interested in a new movie, I won’t get to see what Roger Ebert thought about it. And that makes me even sadder than I thought it might. It might […]
While teaching a freshman music class in ear training, somehow I wandered into this observation. My students seemed to like it. Sometimes I fancy myself quotable, so here you go:
How much should a Christian tip? That might seem like kind of a wacky question, though I’ve been asked it before. If you read much theology, you’ll cover topics like Incarnation and Ineffability and Predestination and Hypostasis. Lessons in Tipping don’t come up often except, well, in the real world. The question is on everyone’s […]