Atlanta

Greetings from Atlanta! I’m here doing the Grandpa-nanny thing with the fabulous Eva while the Shrader family opera singers (Alek and Daniela) appear in the innovative production of Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Atlanta Opera. The final dress was last night and the show opens on Friday, 10-23. Find out all about the production here:

https://www.atlantaopera.org/performance/the-kaiser-of-atlantis/

Teddy Tacoma

In other recent news – The Tacoma (Teddy) made the trip to Atlanta really well! I’ve never owned a truck before and so this was an entirely new experience for me. I was particularly impressed with the gas mileage (19.8 mpg) and the radar-controlled cruise control which was a joy as I navigated the traffic on I75.

In rather disappointing news, I learned yesterday that the delivery of my R-Pod 180 camper will be delayed even more, perhaps even until 2021! Roxie R-Pod is intended to be hitched to Teddy Tacoma and take Moxie and Me on many adventures in the days to come!

Moxie, of course is the 8-yr-old mini Goldendoodle that is anxiously awaiting my return to Valdosta. However, I know that Aija is providing oodles of love and attention in the interim!

Once the adventures begin, I will document the action with a new YouTube Channel – stay tuned for the announcement!

And finally …

As you know, I’m embarking on some new choral music publishing activities and I wanted to take a bit of space to focus on a few things that I hope will stir some interest.

Here are links to most of my published compositions so far:

Choral Compositions by James Shrader (ASCAP)
More information, recordings, descriptions, etc. available at www.jamesshrader.com/music/choral

Published by Colla Voce, Inc. (www.collavoce.com)

Angels Sang With Mirth and Glee (SATB, A Cappella) https://www.collavoce.com/zoo/item/angels-sang-with-mirth-and-glee-15-94110
(Recorded by Donald Nally and The Crossing on Evolutionary Spirits – Navona Records – NV6218)

Balulalow (SATB, A Cappella)
http://www.collavoce.com/catalog/item/balulalow-15-95370
(Recorded by John Stanbery and The Stanbery Singers on Dashing – Navona Records – NV6055)

In the Bleak Midwinter (SATB, A Cappella)
http://www.collavoce.com/catalog/item/in-the-bleak-midwinter-36-20159
(Recorded by John Stanbery and The Stanbery Singers on Dashing – Navona Records – NV6055)

On Christmas Night (SATB, Keyboard)
http://www.collavoce.com/catalog/item/on-christmas-night-15-95950

On Christmas Night
(TB, Harp, Flute)
http://www.collavoce.com/catalog/item/on-christmas-night-15-94300

Love Came Down at Christmas
(SATB, A Cappella)
http://www.collavoce.com/catalog/item/love-came-down-at-christmas-15-95080

Trust in Me
(SATB, A Cappella)
https://collavoce.com/zoo/item/trust-in-me-15-96054?highlight=WyJ0cnVzdCIsImluIiwibWUiLCJ0cnVzdCBpbiIsInRydXN0IGluIG1lIiwiaW4gbWUiXQ==

Published by SMP Press (https://smppress.sheetmusicplus.com)

Adam Lay Ybounden (Two-part Mixed Choir, Piano)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/adam-lay-ybounden-digital-sheetmusic/21859964?ac=1

I Saw Three Ships (Unison Choir, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Optional Guitar, Keyboard)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/i-saw-three-ships-digital-sheetmusic/21860498?ac=1

Watchman Tell Us of the Night (Antiphonal Unison Choirs, Double Bass, Oboe,
Vibraphone/Piano)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/watchman-tell-us-of-the-night-aberystwythdigital-sheet-music/21860557?ac=1

Watchman Tell Us of the Night (Antiphonal Unison Choirs, Oboe, Piano)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/21860562

Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (Unison Choir, Organ)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/lift-up-your-heads-o-ye-gates-digital-sheetmusic/21863737?ac=1

Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (Unison Choir, Piano)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/lift-up-your-heads-o-ye-gates-digital-sheet-music/21865321?ac=1

Create in Me a Clean Heart (SAB Choir, Organ)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/create-in-me-a-clean-heart-digital-sheet-music/21863721?ac=1

Create in Me a Clean Heart (SAB Choir, Oboe, Piano)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/create-in-me-a-clean-heart-digital-sheetmusic/21865324?ac=1

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Unison Choir, Piano)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/love-divine-all-loves-excelling-digital-sheetmusic/21863728?ac=1

Come Holy Spirit (SATB, A Cappella)
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/come-holy-spirit-digital-sheetmusic/21868652?ac=1

 

I hope you will look and listen to some or all of these compositions and perform them with your choir or share them with your church music professional. Please let me know if you do use them.

That’s plenty for now! See you soon! Over and out!

  • Jim

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