I believe good musical priests should have some pieces written for them – as a show of thanks for their support of their musicians – and I’m honored to have written my first for The Rev. Dr. Kyle Babin. Kyle is a great friend and colleague who has recently been appointed Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont. We’ve worked together at Saint Mark’s and he also happens to be the spouse of Robert McCormick, our organist and choirmaster. Kyle is a trained musician and was an organist/music director before becoming a priest. He will no-doubt be a beacon for good work and music in the church.
The Rosemont Service is an SATB mass in English. Good Shepherd has a long tradition of great music which includes weekly choral masses and I hope this piece will serve them well.
You can view this piece and preview the score on the compositions page.
– Bryan Dunnewald, 4 October 2020