Music and Me

Graduate recital at the Provo Tabernacle, before it was destroyed by fire.

Selected Compositions

Most of my pieces listed below have links to downloadable PDFs. I hope you enjoy playing them—either from your own printed copies or from your favorite electronic music device. (My current favorite electronic device is the forScore app on my large iPad.)

A significant number contain revisions from the original versions published in paper format.

Nine Meditations on Christmas Carols for Organ (Orem, UT: Wellspring Music, 2010)

  1. It Came upon the Midnight Clear (tune: Carol). First published in The Organist. Dayton, OH: Lorenz, November/December 2006.
  2. Once in Royal David’s City (tune: Irby). First published in The Organ Portfolio, v. 71, no. 2, p. 67-69. Dayton, OH: Lorenz, November/December 2007.
  3. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (tune: Zlobie). First published in The Sacred Organ Journal. Dayton, OH: Lorenz, November/December 2005.
  4. O Little Town of Bethlehem (tune: St. Louis) First published in The Organist’s Library, v. 42, p. 67-69. Dayton, OH: Lorenz, 2007.
  5. I Wonder as I Wander (tune: I Wonder)
  6. See amid the Winter’s Snow (tune: Humility)
  7. Silent Night (tune: Stille Nacht)
  8. Away in a Manger (tune: Cradle Song)
  9. Away in a Manger (tune: Luther’s Cradle Hymn)

Award-Winning Preludes on Hymn Tunes for Organ (Orem, UT: Wellspring Music, 1994)

  1. Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee (tune: St. Agnes) (Honorable mention, 1986 Joel Hills Johnson Music Contest).
  2. Away in a Manger (tune: Luther’s Cradle Hymn) (1st place, 1987 Joel Hills Johnson Music Contest).
  3. Lead, Kindly Light (tune: Lux Benigna) (2nd place, 1988 Church Music Contest).
  4. Did You Think to Pray? (tune: Stockbridge) (2nd place, 1989 Church Music Contest).
  5. Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning (tune: Divinity) (1st place, 1990 Church Music Contest).
  6. Prelude and Canon on “God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son” (tune: Margaret) (2nd place, 1991 Church Music Contest).
  7. How Gentle God’s Commands (tune: Dennis) (1st place, 1992 Church Music Contest).
  8. A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (tune: Duane Street) (Award of Merit, 1993 Church Music Contest).
  9. While of These Emblems We Partake (tune: Aeolian) (Special Recognition, 1994 Church Music Contest).
  10. I Am a Child of God (tune: Child of God).
  11. The Lord Is My Shepherd (tune: Forsaken).
  12. Come, Come, Ye Saints (tune: All Is Well).
  13. Come, O Thou King of Kings (tune: Sanford).

More Preludes for Organ

Other Compositions

2019 Hymn Tunes

Hymn Adaptations for Organ

Other Music



  • “Beethoven’s Organ Trios: Authentic or Spurious?” Diapason 68 (July 1977) 1, 8-10.
  • “The L.D.S. Hymnal, Views on Foreign Editions: The Japanese Hymnal.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 10 (Spring 1975/76) 53-54.


Employment/Other Musical Activities

  • 1973-76: Graduate (teaching) assistantships in music theory and comprehensive musicianship, organ pedagogy, musicology, and library acquisitions (music), Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • 1974: Music engraver, Sonos Music Resources, Orem, UT
  • 1977: Intern, Music Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 1977-81: Assistant Professor, Music Cataloger, Online Cataloging Supervisor, University Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 1978-83: Suzuki piano teacher (private studio), Lincoln, NE. Faculty member at semi-annual Suzuki Piano Workshops sponsored by the School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 1993-2021: Founder, Wellspring Music, Orem, UT
  • 1996-2003: Member, General Music Committee, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Music Education

  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (B.A. music theory, 1973; M.A., musicology, organ, 1976)
  • Master’s Thesis: Beethoven’s Organ Works (1976)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (M.S., library science, 1977)


Senior recital in the Madsen Recital Hall