J. David Moore

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"...effortlessly breathes new life into the familiar...endlessly inventive."

J. David Moore (b. 1962) has been in love with a cappella singing and the romance of word and melody ever since high school. His compositions are shaped by his voracious appetite for music of every era and style. He has written art song, oratorios, music for percussion ensemble, string quartet, wind ensemble, baroque orchestra, and tuned wine glasses. He arranged over two hundred songs in a myriad of styles: vocal jazz, spirituals, barbershop quartet, Celtic mouth music, Civil Rights marching songs, early American hymn tunes, sixteenth-century madrigals, and folk music.

David is the founder and music director of the First Readings Project, a chamber choir that acts as a resource for composers in the development of new work.

Dlives in Minneapolis under the name David Ostenso Moore. He loves fresh bread, a good cup of tea with his beautiful wife Anna, the work of Andy Goldsworthy and U-Ram Choe, the books of Edward Gorey, and walks in the woods with his beautiful wife Anna.

Selected Works: 
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A Belén
SATB (div), soli, vihuela da mano (or guitar), viola da gamba (or cello)
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music
A Few Gentle Admonitions (The Cell Phone Song)
SATB a cappella or with piano accomp.
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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A Little Book of Rounds
various
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music
America the Beautiful
unison treble with piano
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music
How Can I Keep From Singing?
SAATTB, a cappella
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day
SATB, handbells or piano 4 hands
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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I Know My Time Ain't Long
SSSAAA a cappella
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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Jingle Bells
SATTB a cappella
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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Keeping Quiet
SATB, SB soli, harpsichord, cello, perc.
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music
Lion Of the Heart
SATB or TTBB, piano
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music
My Lord, What a Morning
SSAA a cappella
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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Old Waters
SATB a cappella
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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Since Singing Is So Good a Thing...
TTBB, piano
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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The Ditchling Carol
SATB, baritone solo, percussion
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground
SSSS/SATB, chime
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music

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Veni, Veni
SSAA (div.) a cappella
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music
We Are the Choir
SATB, piano, 5 percussion
J. David Moore

Printed Sheet Music
Street:
PO Box 24814
City:
Minneapolis
,
Province:
Minnesota
Postal Code:
55410
Country:
United States
Phone:
(651) 231-0342
Performing Rights Affiliation: 
ASCAP
Birth Year: 
1962
Birthplace: 
Boston, MA
Current Home: 
MInneapolis, MN
Education: 

1985 B. Mus. Florida State University
1987 M. Mus Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Available for Workshops?: 
Yes, I'm currently available for workshops.
Available for Commissions?: 
Yes, I'm available for commissions.
Earliest Availability for Commissions: 
June, 2015