Thanks for visiting my humble rest stop here on the information super-highway. You are, most likely, one with an interest in choral music. Me too! Among the hats I wear are those of Music Director at La Mesa Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Companion Musician for the community of Casa del Sol, founder and Director of the [mostly] a cappella men's ensemble, de Profundis, and difficult boy-choir parent.
Inhabiting these intersecting roles has given me the opportunity to do a fair amount of composing. I have pieces for mixed choir, men's choir, and treble choir published (or forthcoming) in the catalogs of Boosey and Hawkes, Alfred Publishing, Augsburg Fortress, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Kjos Music, Chandler Music, Transcontinental Music Publishing, Colla Voce Music, and Alliance Music.
While this website references the commercially-available titles (which you can order directly from the publishers or through your favorite music supply house), my hope is that you will also take a look at those I publish myself. Many were written for special occasions or for specific liturgical purposes and may fill a niche in your repertoire. For some really fresh congregational music, take a look at the work I have done in collaboration with John Philip Newell for the burgeoning spirituality center of Casa del Sol.
To view the catalogs, click on the voicing that interests you. The list that comes up is alphabetical by title and provides a short description of the piece, the cost to purchase, a link to view the score, and in some cases a minute or so of a performance (most of them live) in MP3 format. If you do find something you would like to perform with your choir, it’s easiest to order through PayPal:
1. Hit the "Add to Cart" button underneath the selection.
2. Change the quantity on the Shopping Card page to, oh, say 100 or 200 (however many in your choir).
3. Here's where you want to pay attention: After successfully checking out, you will find yourself back at a stock PayPal page asking what to do next. You need to click on "Return to davidepoole.com" Voila! You will see a PDF of your music that is unlocked for printing.
If you're not a user of PayPal (Im a relative newcomer myself), you can also send an order via email: just tell me what piece(s) you want, the voicing and the quantity; I'll send you the PDF as an attachment,along with an invoice that you can pay by check.
I also invite you, if you are a singer, to take a look at the music-making opportunities afforded by the retreat center Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico, where I am gratefully involved as a composer and teacher The ranch has been not only a wellspring of inspiration for countless artists and musicians but is truly one of the greatest places on earth for a family vacation.
Finally, you'll find information here on my services as a vocalist and voice teacher, which are in fact the hats I have worn the longest.