Jim’s compositions and arrangements range from complex to very easy and accessible to all kinds of vocal groups. Drawing from classical, jazz and world folk music, Jim has created a personal style often including his original lyrics.
A recording of Jim’s new choral song cycle “For this We Stand” can be heard with scrolling music at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teN6L_T7Wgk&list=PL-ERvhVWnQmEu5xs2RCI0BeUY5w1gxyr_
- Arise, Arise
- Gather the Spirit
- For This We Stand
- Oneness of Everything
- Go Your Way in Peace
- Rainforest Song
Jim often works with choirs, inspiring singers to new levels of joy and communication. Demonstrating contemporary singing in jazz, gospel and improvisational styles can make a great alternative to the totally literal rehearsal. Beyond the academics of musicality and technique they are wonderful community builders.
Special productions and concert pieces
Jim is available as a guest artist to help with these performances:
Missa Gaia/Earth Mass – The Winter Consort’s multi-cultural celebration of earth. SATB with band – published by Hal Leonard.
For This We Stand – Jim’s most recent song cycle of eight choral pieces that celebrate the UU 7 Principles (a song on each principle and one extra).
Vessels of the Sun – Jim’s choral song cycle following the sun through a year. SATB and instrumental ensemble.
The Tree and Me – Stage musical for soloists and chorus – celebrating the ancient forests, with suspense, humor, and some memorable songs.
Season of the Grateful Heart – Harvest, Solstice, Holiday, Turning of the Year Celebration for SATB and soloists.
Jim Scott’s songs Gather the Spirit, Nothing But Peace is Enough, and Tradition Held Fast are included in the Unitarian-Universalist hymnal Singing the Living Tradition available through the UUA bookstore:
The UU songbook Singing the Journey includes his songs All Around the Child, Let This Be a House of Peace, Oneness of Everything and his arrangement of May Your Life Be As A Song.