Fresh Ayre Music (J. David Moore) Distributed by Graphite Publishing

J. David Moore is a composer, arranger, conductor, teacher, and Southerner who has lived in the Upper Midwest for most of his life. His music has been called “endlessly inventive,” “glorious…haunting…breathtaking,” and “joyous…wild and elemental.” He publishes through his company Fresh Ayre Music, and is the founder and conductor of The First Readings Project, a chamber choir that acts as a resource for composers in the development and promotion of new work.

He lives with his wife Anna in Minneapolis, where he bakes bread, drinks tea, and is distracted by beauty.


Music Published by Fresh Ayre Music (J. David Moore)

A Few Gentle Admonitions

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

America the Beautiful

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 1, piano, less than 3 min.

Bebop Hocket

J. David Moore men's choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Deep River

J. David Moore men's choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Earth Blessing (SATB)

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 5-10 min.

Earth Blessing (SSAA)

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 5-10 min.

I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

I Know My Time Ain't Long

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

In the Sky of Winter

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Jesu Dulcis Memoria

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 5-10 min.

Jingle Bells

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Keeping Quiet

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, 1-2 instruments, percussion, 3-5 min.

Lion Of the Heart (SATB)

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Lion Of the Heart (TTBB)

J.David Moore men's choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Mm MM

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 1, piano, less than 3 min.

My Lord, What a Morning

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Name Above All Earthly Names

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, organ, 3-5 min.

Old Waters

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

One and Only Day

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Seinn O

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Seinn O (TTBB)

J. David Moore men's choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Since Singing Is So Good a Thing

J. David Moore men's choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Sing To the Lord a New Song

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, organ, 3-5 min.

Te Deum

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, organ, 3-5 min.

The Ditchling Carol

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

The World's Desire

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, large ensemble, 5-10 min.

There are Hundreds of Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground (SATB)

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, 3-5 min.

There are Hundreds of Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground (SSAA)

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, 3-5 min.

To Drive the Cold Winter Away

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Twelve Days In Twenty Seconds (SATB)

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Twelve Days In Twenty Seconds (TTBB)

J. David Moore men's choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Ubi Caritas et Amor

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Veni Veni

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken (SATB)

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken (SSAA)

J. David Moore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

i carry your heart with me

J. David Moore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, less than 3 min.

1: (Easy) No divisi in voice parts, accompaniment doubles or supports vocal parts, diatonic, symmetrical phrases, textures mostly homophonic, simple rhythms, stepwise voice leading (conjunct), moderate ranges, no extended techniques, and limited sustained singing.

2: (Medium Easy) Limited divisi, voices somewhat independent from accompaniment, some chromatics, phrases may be longer or more fragmented, mostly homophonic, moderate rhythmic complexity, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderate ranges, extended techniques are simple, limited sustained singing.

3. (Medium) Limited divisi, unaccompanied, or with independent accompaniment (voice parts not doubled), many chromatics, phrases of varying lengths, more contrapuntal textures, moderately complex rhythms, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderately difficult/challenging ranges, extended techniques are potentially challenging, and some sustained singing.

4. (Medium Difficult) Abundant divisi, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, many difficult intervals (disjunct motion), difficult/challenging ranges, potentially difficult extended techniques, and a demand for sustained singing.

5. (Difficult) Adundant divis, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, extreme ranges, use of challenging or unusual extended vocal techniques, abundant sustained singing.