Thursday, January 19, 2012

Alliance Publications offers Heukeshoven choral works

Four compositions for choir by SMU music instructor A. Eric Heukeshoven have recently been added to the “New Choral Works Series “by Alliance Publications, Inc. 

• Beloved Son — An original Gospel tune composed for the baptism of Heukeshoven’s son Max based on Mark 1:1-12. 

• Pathway of Life — A 2006 commission based on a poem dedicated to April Larson, former La Crosse Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). 

• Preghiera Semplice (Simple Prayer) — Heukeshoven’s worked based on The Prayer of Saint Francis premiered by the SMU Chamber Singers at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome in March 2011. 

• Just Believe — A work commissioned for the La Crosse Chamber Chorale’s Words to Music program – premiered in November 2011. 

Heukeshoven will be the featured guest composer at Alliance’s exhibit during the Wisconsin Association of Choral Directors (WACDA) conference in Madison, Wis., in February.