John Karl Hirten at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor


I’ve recently completed a revision of Mass for the Saint of Joy, a eucharistic setting commissioned by the Oratory of Saint Boniface, Brooklyn, NY. Scored for SATB choir, congregation, organ, and optional brass and percussion, the salient feature of the work is that it uses a combination of English and Latin text. As with all my music, please contact me if you want to see a copy.

I’ve updated the Movie List to include “A Prayer for the Dying” and “The Commitments.”

Here’s a new piece, based on the Song of Songs, called Set me as a Seal. Written for the wedding of some friends of mine, and sung by baritone Tom Hart, you can access a sound clip below. If you’re interested, contact me and I’ll send you a copy.