Nathaniel Parks (b. 1995) is a young composer from Greensboro, North Carolina. He received his B.M. in Music Composition from Gardner-Webb University under the instruction of Dr. Matt Whitfield and Dr. Bruce Moser. He is currently employed by the state of North Carolina as a Teaching Assistant Counselor at North Carolina Governorís School West, where he is helping teach Choral Music to gifted high school students. He has had works performed by a number of ensembles, most notably the Collegiate Singers at Western Michigan University during the 2017 SCI National Conference.

Compositions

Messe de la Perdu


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Messe de la Perdu is a concert mass in five parts. Written as the capstone project for my undergraduate career, this mass seeks to explore my spirituality during a time of intense doubt in my life. This recording is of the Gardner-Webb University Concert choir performing the work. The first movement was performed at the 2017 SCI National Conference by the Western Michigan University Collegiate singers.


The Seven Sayings


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The Seven Sayings were written for the Gardner-Webb New Music Evensong service, a worship service featuring new music. I had recently formed a vocal chamber ensemble to sing new music and decided to write a piece for the group. Since the service was to be at Easter time, I decided that setting the seven last sayings of Christ would be a fitting undertaking for the service.


Sleepless Nights (II. Endless Thoughts)


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Sleepless Nights is a set of works for solo piano. It is unfinished and will probably remain that way until I die, the reason being that I can only add a movement on a night where I am unable to sleep. As I am a mild insomniac, I do not anticipate being done with the whole work in the foreseeable future.