Summer Project: Seattle Sings

My big side project this summer was to help the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium create a proper database system for their members and their members’ events.

The primary goal of this was to streamline the process of generating the Seattle Sings website, which lists upcoming concerts for all member organizations.

Of course, being far more ambitious than that, I pointed out that with the proper setup, we could do a whole lot more….

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Composition Notebook: March 2015

Subject: When the Wedding Became a Marriage, by Aaron Giles, words by Vera Giles

The origin of this one came from a conversation I had with my wife about how there were tons of songs about Mary but almost nothing about Joseph. We came up with a couple: Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine obviously, and The Cherry Tree Carol. But not really much else.

Then she mentioned that she had written a poem a while back about Joseph, and I thought maybe I could work it into a composition.

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