Well known composer/ethnomusicologist, Dr. Abe Cáceres, AKA, “Dr. Abe,” is the Artist in Residence/Minister of Music of Divine Word Pentecost (DWP) Lutheran Church, located at 5505 West Lloyd, Milwaukee, WI. In response to the financial crisis of DWP, Dr. Abe has offered to compose a hymn or anthem for any church which would like to commemorate an anniversary or other significant occasion; the proceeds to support the music ministry of DWP.

The commissioned piece would be uniquely relevant to the specific congregation, yet meaningful to the church at large. The congregation would witness and be involved in the creative process. Dr. Abe will do the following:

  1. help the congregation/committee to determine the overall theme,
  2. help the congregation/committee to select relevant Bible verses,
  3. assess up to three lyric contributions from the congregation, parts of which may possibly be incorporated into the final work,
  4. assess up to three musical contributions from the congregation, parts of which may possibly be incorporated into the final work,
  5. provide up to two progress reports or presentations,
  6. attend and help direct three rehearsals with the choral groups involved, and
  7. attend and/or help direct one performance.

Half of the honorarium is due in January, 2012 and the remaining is due when the composer provides a final piano vocal score of the commissioned work to the sponsoring congregation.

If you are interested in further details, please contact Dr. Abe directly at drabe@worldhousemusic.org, 414-732-7370. You may wish to visit his web site worldhousemusic.org. A complimentary copy of his most recent publication, “Emmanuel Joy” (for Adult SAB/SATB, Youth Rap Choir and Congregation) is available upon request.

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