when god decided to invent

SATB, Soprano Saxophone, and Finger Cymbals

I thought a lot about what the creation of the world would actually be like: would it be something so vast and epic that it might be perceived with some degree of violence? Or would it be meticulously planned and lovingly, playfully executed? I chose the latter and, because of that, my “creation” music is more intimate than larger-than-life. The last chord (and what comes after it) is meant to sound “transformative.” For some reason, the ending is always the last thing I write and by the time I got there the arch of the piece was “creation-destruction-re-creation.” This final chord is the creator taking control of the creation again.

when god decided to invent was commissioned by the Flower Mound High School Jaguar Chorale (Dr. Mark Rohwer, conductor) and received its premiere May 20, 2005.  It is dedicated with love to Keith Koehlmoos and Dagan Hanson for their patience with a choir guy’s questions about saxophones.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.