Composer: William Lock
Author/Lyricist: Benjamin Franklin
Released: March 2004
At a time when celebrating our American heritage is a popular concert theme, this madrigal-style set of Benjamin Franklin witticisms is the perfect fit. William Lock paints Mr. Franklin's clever sayings with musical cunning and humor. Perfect for high school and above, this is an excellent concert addition of true Americana.
Why Art Thou So Heavy, O My Soul?
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Arranger: William Lock, editor
Released: March 2001
The William Lock choral series adds another merit of honor to the distinguished musical career of Dr. William Lock. English Renaissance composer, Orlando Gibbons, is the composer of the motet that launches Dr. Lock's series. Along with a page of musical notes, Dr. Lock provides helpful editorial marks to aid in a genuine performance of this classic piece of choral literature.