J. David Moore
Composer and Arranger
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I have just released two new pieces with Fresh Ayre, and another one which hasn't been performed yet, but is browsable here on the website. They are:
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.
Ubi Caritas - just completed for the Twin Cities-based a cappella group Caritas. The piece will be premiered this upcoming season, and available for performance by next summer. You can take a look at it here, though.
An initiative I'm very proud and excited about: a professional chamber choir founded to present public readings of new works for voices. We have just completed our first season, and are gearing up for the second. Find out more: Website
. Sound files
2013 - Catherine Deiner
: commemorative piece in memory of her mother. An exuberant instrumental inspired by the New Orleans jazz funeral.
2014 - Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
America the Beautiful
My Lord, What a Morning
J. David Moore (b. 1962) has had works performed and recorded all over the world, and is especially enamored with the romance of word and melody. He has composed art songs, oratorios, music for percussion ensemble, string quartet, wind ensemble, baroque orchestra, and tuned wine glasses, in addition to over two hundred vocal arrangements. He has founded and directed two professional a cappella ensembles, Cincinnati-based The Village Waytes and St. Paul's award-winning Dare To Breathe. He has won numerous grants, awards, and residencies through ASCAP, the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the American Composers Forum. David is an active educator and clinician and has served as composer-in-residence at elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Midwest. He serves as Director of Music at Nativity Episcopal Church in Burnsville, Minnesota, is a member of ASCAP and the American Composers Forum, and is devoted to bread baking, yoga, his daughter Rosannah, and a good cup of tea.[Click to hear Rosannah's classic hit "I Love Macaroni and Cheese."]
To Drive the Cold Winter Away
New wassail in old bottles. A new tune to an old English carol lyric; sung here by the South Bend Chamber Singers; Nancy Menk, director.
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