We hope you are enjoying the last days of summer.
It seems everybody wants to find the sheet music for "Welcome Home," Bill's beautiful ballad that was the title cut of our most recent CD. Due to popular request, it is now available as a PDF download through our website. You can purchase it safely by credit card by going to our product page on this ssite.
Also available is "Prayer of Confession," one of Bill's compositions for jazz worship services. Based on an F minor blues (and scored for SATB choir), it is an effective piece for bringing a jazz tonality into the church sanctuary.
Want the music for any of our other tunes? Just let us know, and we'll make them available when there is sufficient interest.
The Louisville Institute recently interviewed our piano player for their summer newsletter. It seems that he took a sabbatical last summer and wrote a lot of music. To read about the process, click on www.louisville-institute.org/newsletter/Intersections%20Summer%202007.pdf
By the way: the picture on the article was taken in front of the abbey on the island of Iona, just hours before Bill wrote a new tune for the Quartet called "Iona Morning." To hear a very rough version of it, go to the music page of this site and give the title a click.
We've been overwhelmed by the response to our new music. Apparently it is resonating deeply with our audience. So plans are afoot for a new recording project to take place in late February. It will be an
ambitious two-CD set of many of the "Psalms Without Words" that Bill has been writing. The Quartet will be featured in all kinds of musical configurations, with a number of special friends sitting in.
We are beginning to look for funding partners for the project. Do you believe in what we are doing? Want to help us make some faith-based jazz? Would you find some deep inner joy by making our art possible?
Here is your opportunity! Let Bill know of your interest by dropping him a note at email@example.com
The band will get around a bit this fall. The annual jazz communion extravaganza at Bill's church will take place on September 2 and will
feature the bebop of Thelonious Monk. It seems the famed composer traveled with a Gospel group before hooking up with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and loved to play the hymn "Abide with Me."
Other travels will take us to Jersey, Carolina, and Central PA. See the site for the dates!
We are also planning a big collaboration with the Lyric Consort, an eight-voice acapella choir that specializes in early polyphonic music. In early May, we will present a concert of jazz and Gregorian
chant. Stay tuned for more information!