MOSES GEORGE HOGAN, born March 13, 1957, died 11 February 2003, was a pianist, conductor and arranger of international repute. A graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, he also studied at New York’s Juilliard School of Music and Louisiana State University. As a pianist Mr Hogan took first place in the prestigious 28th annual Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition in New York.
Moses Hogan’s recordings include arrangements of spirituals for Barbara Hendricks, sung by the Moses Hogan Singers entitled Give Me Jesus; An American Heritage of Spirituals, sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; two recordings of spirituals with countertenor Derek Lee Ragin; and This Little Light of Mine, featuring Hogan’s most recent compositions.
Moses Hogan served as editor of the Oxford Book of Spirituals, published by Oxford University Press in 2003. Hogan’s contemporary settings of spirituals, original compositions and other works have been revered by audiences and praised by critics including Gramophone magazine. With over 70 published works, Hogan’s arrangements have become staples in the repertoires of many choirs worldwide. Mr. Hogan was in great demand internationally as an arranger, conductor and clinician.
O sing joyfully unto God our strength
Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities,
and in all our dangers and necessities, stretch forth thy right hand
to help and defend us: through Christ our Lord, Amen
All in the April ev’ning, April airs were abroad: the sheep with
their little lambs pass’d me by on the road. All in the April ev’ning,
I thought on the Lamb of God.
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary had bought spices that they might
come and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, they
came unto the sepulchre, at the rising of the sun. Alleluia.
arr. Norman Luboff (1917 – 1987)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
arr. Moses Hogan (1957 – 2003)
James Macmillan (b. 1959)
Gershwin, arr. Steve Zegree
arr. Harry Thacker Burleigh (1866 – 1949)
My Lord, what a mornin’
arr. Moses Hogan