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KEVIN MCCARTER

Kevin McCarter grew up singing, playing, and writing music. Today he composes music for voice and organ on Bible texts and hymn poems, along with concert music for chamber ensembles, orchestra, chorus, and voice. He’s also a church organist.

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SHEET MUSIC BY THIS COMPOSER

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Sheet Music in the Category: VOCAL SOLOS

Abide With Me Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Strands of this loved hymn weave together with new melodic lines to create a solo that feels both familiar and fresh.
Communion Hymn Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A lyrical commemoration of the Saviour who blesses mourners, saves sinners, and heals the sick.
Dear Lord and Father Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
The music responds to the images of the poem’s four stanzas, creating a solo of devotion, spiritual strength, and peace.
In Thy Light Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Drawing together verses from the Old Testament and the New, this solo sings of God’s light, in which we see light and walk as children of light.
Psalm 91 Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This song of living in the care and protection of the Almighty concludes with God’s benediction.
The Thoughts I Think Toward You Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Verses from Proverbs, Isaiah, and Jeremiah tell of God’s thoughts, 'higher… than your thoughts,' 'thoughts of peace, and not of evil,' to be trusted and followed.

Sheet Music in the Category: INSTRUMENTAL

Nine Interludes for Chimes or a Solo Stop Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
These short pieces feature a melody that can be played on the chimes or a solo stop with an accompaniment on another manual. Two are based on hymn tunes: Christmas (Handel) and Christmas Morn (Albert F. Conant). The others are freely composed, including two that can be played without pedals.
Prelude on Silent Night and Hyfrydol Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Opening with Silent Night and presented with a gentle eighth note accompaniment, the prelude continues with Hyfrydol and then combines related portions of the two tunes in a concluding section.
Seven Quiet Pieces Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Warm, rich harmonies support the varied melodies of this collection. Some of the pieces can be played without pedals or have simple pedal parts.
Two Hymn Preludes Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
These lyrical preludes include elements of variation and contrapuntal imitation. The first is based on St. Oswald, the second on Epsom.

Sheet Music in the Category: EDUCATIONAL

Pianist's Guide to Church Organ Playing Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Kevin McCarter provides an excellent, practical guide for pianists who need to transfer their playing skills from the piano to the organ.

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BIOGRAPHY

Kevin McCarter is a composer of concert music and is a church organist. He has set Bible texts and hymn poems to music for voice and organ. His works for solo organ include variations on hymn tunes and pieces that freely develop fresh melodies and rhythms.

McCarter's compositions for chamber ensembles, orchestra, chorus, and voice have been performed on programs in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Two works, Opening Ideas for string orchestra and Prelude and Excursion for orchestral brass, are included in ERM Media’s CD series Masterworks of the New Era.

Says Kevin, "When writing music for a text, I often begin by probing its meaning. With Bible verses I may consult commentaries and compare several translations to discover the range of meanings and implications in the original Hebrew or Greek words. With poems I may read other selections by the same author or writings by other authors that tie in to the main ideas of the poem. Then I turn to creating the music, guided by words that have found a home and an active life in my thought."

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