Angela Birkhead-Flight

is creating fresh compositions for church choir and organ.

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Official Patron

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For just $24 a year you will have access to original compositions and hymn tune settings!    These are written for the beginner to intermediate organist to be used in a church setting.
  • An original organ solo and/or hymn tune arrangement each month.

All-access Patron

$3
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This tier adds a vocal solo, duet or choral arrangement each month.  Designed for smaller choirs and music programs, even those with large programs would find these useful.
  • One vocal work each month, either a religious solo, duet, or choral work.
  • An original organ solo and/or hymn tune arrangement each month.

VIP Patron

$10
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For people who want to be extra supportive, this tier gives access to early drafts of music, lyrics, ideas, and I'd love your input!
  • One vocal work each month, either a religious solo, duet, or choral work.
  • General Support Donations to Help me Continue my Writing
  • An original organ solo and/or hymn tune arrangement each month.

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About Angela Birkhead-Flight

Greetings, fellow musician!

Are you a church musician?  I am a composer living in the busy city of Cincinnati, Ohio, and in my parish I am a jack of all trades:  I am the pianist, organist, choir director, liturgist, soloist and sometimes guitarist.  But the part of my job I find most fulfilling is that of parish composer.  I write music for choirs, congregation, soloists, and organ for use in my church, and hopefully in yours as well.  

A sampling of my work is available right here in this Patreon account by scrolling through the posts and clicking on the ones that are "unlocked."  Maybe you are an organist seeking new music to play.  Or maybe you are a music lover interested in supporting a living, breathing composer.   You've come to the right place!

My time until recently was filled with homeschooling. Teaching AP Physics, Advanced Algebra, all I did was study and prepare.  But my last child just chose her college, and I now have time to write.  And that writing can save you time as well.  I don't know how many times I've asked for repertoire suggestions from other organists and found them to be pieces that would take me months to learn.  What I needed instead is a regular supply of pieces that I can learn in a week or even sight read.  That is what you will find here.  Fresh music with strong melodies that will be enjoyable to play.  Hymns with carefully written lyrics.  Music for weddings.  Hymn tune harmonizations to add spark to your parish's music program.

Although I am a published composer, I greatly prefer bringing my music directly to you.  Publishers are great, don't get me wrong, but you might be surprised to learn how high their overhead is--about 90% of the cost of a published work goes to the publisher to cover the expenses of bringing it to market.  And they need to cater to a broad market.  So if you can find an independent composer whose work you like, it's much better to support them directly!  Patreon allows that to happen!

If you become a patron of mine, you will not only gain access to a wonderful variety of organ pieces, vocal pieces, and hymn tune accompaniments, but you will also become a vital, influential part of my composing process.

Depending on which level you choose, you will be able to:
•  download scores of all of my compositions
•  make copies of choral works for your entire choir at no extra charge
•  vote on aspects of my future work
•  be listed as a supporter in the YouTube Videos I make to showcase future compositions
And when you find yourself in a bind, needing to play "Jesus Christ is Risen Today" but not finding a solution past that challenging pedal part, I am here to help.  Just ask.  Join my Facebook from "From Piano to Organ: The Church Musician."  You find there others who are in the same situation, and tons of resources and repertoire suggestions.  And you can suggest content for this account there as well.

Still unsure about anything?  Feel free to drop me an email!

I look forward to getting to know you!

Ange

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 18 exclusive posts
16
Writings
2
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 18 exclusive posts
16
Writings
2
Videos

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