New Thought choral music
Date: January 4, 2011
I would like to introduce myself, as I am new to ChoralNet. I am the music director at a New Thought community. If you're not familiar with that term, it's essentially a philosophy of inclusion of the parts of all faiths that are common to all faiths. The term "New Thought" includes faiths like United Centers for Spiritual Living, Religious Science (not the same as Scientology), Christian Science, Unitarian, and many independent congregations.
Sorry for the lecture, but there is not a tradition of good, sophisticated, moderately difficult SATB choir music, so I have been writing choral pieces, mostly with my own lyrics, and arranging some traditional songs and slightly modifying a few lyrics.
Frankly, I'm feeling a little lonely, and would love to hear from some composers that are writing for New Thought/non-denominational choral pieces.