Timothy J. Brown

Biography

Born: 1965  
This choral director and composer has been involved in various ways with sacred music since the age of 14. He received his undergraduate musical training at the State University of New York College and at the School of Music at Fredonia. He went on to study music education and vocal performance at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT, and received his M.A. there. Brown taught in public schools for 12 years and enrolled in the doctoral program in Read more music theory and composition at the University of Northern Colorado. He directs the Chancel Choir at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Boulder, CO, and is a commissioned minister of the United Church of Christ. His published compositions are all scored for standard SATB chorus except for The Seven Joys of Mary (1993), which is a setting of a traditional British folk song for unaccompanied treble voices. The earliest published piece is based on a translated text by Peter Abelard entitled More Than a Brother to Me, Jonathan (1980) for a cappella chorus. His setting of Psalm 86 (1993) is for chorus and organ. Brown manifests a universal religious outlook by employing a traditional Native American text in his Prayer to the Great Spirit (1993). Another of his works scored for chorus and keyboard is the anthem Open the Door (1999), with a text by Thomas O'Neil. Read less


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