I'm delighted to announce that I've completed a three-movement choral work entitled "Songs in Time of Peril," with Hebrew texts from Job, Psalm 69, and Micah. Each movement is based harmonically around a different one of the symmetrical scales that Messaien called "modes of limited transposition." The movements draw stylistically from a diverse set of sources; there's some Brahms in there for sure, some Poulenc, a bit of Britten, quite a bit of the Russian Orthodox liturgical style-- and, I hope, my own distinctive voice bringing it all together. It's not easy by any means, but worthwhile for the emotional payoff and singing pleasure it can bring a choir who decides to take it on. The score is available for download from my scores page.