This Just In: “Midnight Clear” to be Rebroadcast Nationally on “Performance Today”

Last year, BYU Singers premiered my setting of “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.”  It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.  Dr. Staheli did a fantastic job interpreting the piece and the Singers made it sound so gorgeous.  Soon after, I discovered that BYU Radio (which broadcast the concert world wide) sent the recording to American Public Media’s Performance Today, hosted by Fred ChildPerformance Today is easily one of the most respected, nationally broadcast radio programs in America with about 1.3 million listeners a week.  Needless to say, I about died when I was told that “Midnight Clear,”would be given this unbelievable honor.

"Performance Today" host Fred Child.

Well now, I just found out that “Midnight Clear” will be rebroadcast on Performance Today on December 16th.  I’m not exactly sure when, but sometime during their two hours.  You can go to their website and listen to it streaming online.  I’m so thrilled that this piece has a lasting impression on people and that it’s not just a one time fling.  Thank you Fred Child (I know you’re not the only one who makes the calls over there, but thanks anyway)!

By the way, just a friendly reminder that “Midnight Clear” will is published with Walton Music and will be available through Hal Leonard distribution next year!  Exciting!

Update:  It’ll be broadcast during the last ten minutes of the first hour.  So 6:50 to 7:00 PM Mountain time (i think).

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3 thoughts on “This Just In: “Midnight Clear” to be Rebroadcast Nationally on “Performance Today”

  1. Just listened to it. (Starts at 53 minutes, for anyone who hasn’t listened yet).
    Fred Child called it an “arrangement” again! But it’s so fun to hear him say “BYU”, after listening to him for years from radio stations in FL and now AR. 🙂
    As a BYU School of Music graduate myself (’99, piano performance), I have been enjoying your blog for over a year now. My sister-in-law Amanda Bailey was in Singers with you, I think. That was an unfulfilled dream for me, to sing under Dr. Staheli. Maybe in the next life. . .
    Keep up the beautiful work! “Midnight Clear” for me, conjures up a sense of real angels, in the present time.

    • Michelle,

      Thank you for your comment and thanks for following! It’s so great to get high compliments from fellow BYU music grads like yourself. Yes I do know Amanda Bailey! We’ve been in choir for several years and she’s a great friend. Next time you talk to her, tell her hi for me!

      Thanks so much again for your comments, I’m glad that what I was thinking was able to be conveyed in the music without any explanation. To me, that’s a success.

      Matt

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