Celestial Meditations 2005 (Eight-Brass Choir, Timpani and Organ)
LKMP X209001/ HL 41572
2 B-flat Trumpets, C Trumpet, F Horn, 2 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani, Organ
Celestial Meditations (2000, rev. 2005) for organ and brass choir was originally written for and is dedicated to William Berg, Michael Stewart, and the Chicago Brass Choir, commissioned with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skelman. In 2005, a new revision of the work was created for Robert W. Lehman, Christ Church Episcopal, New Haven, Connecticut and the River City Brass Band, Denis Colwell, music director – in celebration of Church Church’s new Lively-Fulcher pipe organ. The work is in one unbroken movement, divided into two sections. The score is prefaced by a quote by Thomas Traherne which served as the inspiration for the work.