The Christmas Truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël) was a unique moment when both English and German soldiers briefly called a truce to celebrate Christmas together. There was singing, prisoner swaps, and seasonal greetings while the men exchanged food and souvenirs in the brief lull during the early part of the war. A brief and memorable moment of peace that celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ with two countries that shared religious beliefs even in the m
In the tradition of Villa Lobos's Bachianas Brasileiras and the Bach/Siloti Prelude in B Minor, I find myself drawn to the writing of J.S. Bach from time to time. The Baroque treatment of counterpoint serves to remind us of the beauty of formal structures that are designed to enhance the natural beauty of simple harmonic practices in the purest form. With the addition of the voice, the music becomes striking in a delicate yet powerful way. My "Dream Aria" presents nothing ne
Commissioned Choral and Orchestral work by the Daniel Pearl Foundation
pictured above.The "World Premeire" was performed in Los Angeles,California Commissioning a new work is always a unique experience with many twists and turns along the way.Concert works can become quite an amount of work and it is usually best if the commissioning body has a performing group in mind before the writing begins,Large works for stage nearly always involve my copyist that is always a vital p
Timothy and Mi Won Brown seated with Dr. Judea Pearl (Daniel's Father) for the Texas Premiere of my work dedicated to Daniel Pearl There are Stars Whose Radiance is Visible on Earth by Timothy Brown. In dedication to Daniel Pearl" The first movement of “There are Stars Whose Radiance is Visible on Earth” begins with a simple statement of a "four part chorale" that sets the tone and mood for the rest of the three movements of the choral work.
The text of the first movement,