Tag Archives: Dan Forrest

The Sacred Composition Legacy of Joan J. Pinkston

The John Ness Beck Foundation seeks to “encourage and promote the writing of traditional sacred music.” One of the means through which they encourage this is through an annual program “which recognizes current composers of traditional sacred choral music by selecting two compositions yearly which best exemplify the type of writing that fit the criteria… Continue Reading

Losing a Little One

Losing a Little One

Here are two different philosophies of using music to be a ministry to those who have lost children: Dan Forrest labors late at night to write a song in memorial of the death of his brother’s soon-to-be-adopted daughter. Jon Payne sings a “prophetic song” at WorshipGod08 to those who have lost a child. Continue Reading

Christmas Cantata Review: Lord of Glory

Forrest, Dan, Lord of Glory. Price: $6.95 Item #: 243758 Publisher: SoundForth, 2007 Length: 112 pp. Purchase: Book | Spiral-bound | Preview pack | Demo CD | Accomp CD | Rehearsal CD From the website: From Dan Forrest: My desire is for this cantata to communicate the unadorned scriptural story of the incarnation in the… Continue Reading

Dan Forrest's Words From Paradise to be performed in MN

Dan Forrest's Words From Paradise to be performed in MN

From Dan: “The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, MN will be performing selected movements of Words From Paradise on their upcoming concert, October 11, entitled “A Choral Collage“. The program can be viewed here; if you’ll be in the area and would like to order tickets, you can do so by mail or phone here,… Continue Reading

CD Review

CD Review

On March 19, SoundForth will release its latest choral recording, “The King of Love.” In anticipation of the release, Dan Forrest sent me a review copy and asked me to share some thoughts here. I do not pretend to be an expert in choral recordings, but here are some thoughts from my little corner of… Continue Reading

Commissioning Hymns

Commissioning Hymns

Many of us bemoan the fact that there really aren’t very many new, fresh, yet profoundly conservative hymns with rich, doctrinal texts and stable, lasting tunes being written today. There are some. The best I know of are being written by Paul Jones in collaboration with a few pastor/theologians. You can find those hymns here.… Continue Reading