J. David Moore
Composer and Arranger



Fresh Ayre On Sabbatical

This is to let you know that Fresh Ayre Music will not be processing orders from Wednesday, October 15 through Sunday, November 16. If you had plans to order any music for your choir or for Christmas presents (A Little Book of Rounds fits nicely in a stocking!), please consider doing so before that time. We will be back in full operation on Monday, November 17, if you can wait that long.

Thanks for your continuing interest in us. We hope to hear from you soon.

Fresh Ayre now taking credit cards

All orders from Fresh Ayre may now be paid for by credit card through PayPal. I am working on setting up a proper shopping cart, but in the mean time, check the "Credit Card" box on the order form, and I'll send you the proper kind of invoice. (As you probably know, PayPal will include a 2.9% service charge to process credit card orders.) I will let you know when a proper working online credit card service is up and running.

New Titles

I have just released three new pieces with Fresh Ayre, orderable immediately. They are:

Ubi Caritas et Amor - for mixed voices, a cappella. Notes and recording over there to the right. Score.

My Lord, What A Morning - recently premiered by MUSE Women's Choir of Cincinnati. Here is the score.

America the Beautiful - for unison treble choir and piano. The accompaniment is based on Bach's First Prelude in C Major; this is a quieter, less political rendition of the song. Here is the score.

Current Commissions

2014 - Men's Glee Club, University of Michigan. Dr. Eugene Rogers, director

Biography Award-winning composer J. David Moore has had works performed and recorded all over the world, and is especially enamored with the romance of word and melody. He is a member of the Independent Music Publishers Cooperative, and publishes through his company Fresh Ayre Music. He is the founder and music director of The First Readings Project, a professional chamber choir founded to help assist composers in the development of new work. He was tenor section leader with the Dale Warland Singers, founded and directed two professional a cappella groups, taught composition at the St. Paul Conservatory and Valley City State University, and is Director of Music at Nativity Episcopal Church in Burnsville. He loves the work of Andy Goldsworthy, the books of Edward Gorey, and walking in the woods. He lives in Minneapolis with his sweetheart Anna and his daughter Rosey. [Click to hear Rosey's classic hit "I Love Macaroni and Cheese."]

Featured Work


For Halloween, here is a spooky little round. Written by science fiction and mystery writer Frederic Brown, this text is popularly called one of the shortest stories in the English language. This round and others can be purchased in A Little Book of Rounds (FAM-0073-01).

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