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  • ICONEA 2015 Professor Dumbrill has invited me to give a paper at next month's ICONEA 2015, that is, the International Conference for Near Eastern Archaeomusicology. It's on 15 and 16 ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2015, 9:02 AM by David Mitchell
  • 2015 Festival of Carols Right now, we are working toward our big Festival of Carols on December 13. We've got some nice new arrangements. I've done one of that great Austrian carol ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2015, 9:02 AM by David Mitchell
  • Cavell Mass done and dusted So we sang the Cavell Mass on 10 October, together with the Haydn MIssa in angustiis and Sibelius, Andante Festivo. It went well, tho my main regret is giving all ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2015, 2:10 PM by David Mitchell
  • Keeping one's chin up It's not always easy being a Director of Music for Jesus. Sometimes, under the smiling exterior, it can feel like a bit of a struggle. Last week, I had ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2015, 2:07 PM by David Mitchell
  • Haydn's Nelson Mass Tonight we were rehearsing Haydn's Nelson Mass. Super music. Robbins Landon argues that it is Haydn's greatest work. The thing is that several currents come together to make ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 2:44 PM by David Mitchell
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My name is David Mitchell. I'm a musicologist, biblical theologian, and musical director. Bright Morning Star is my publication site.

Here you can find out about my new book on the Songs of Ascents. Or try the tabs at top or left to see other publications. You can also read for free some journal articles I've written. My current writing project is my book on Messiah ben Joseph.

Here too you can find out about my work as Director of Music in Holy Trinity Brussels. If you like, you can download some of my hymns and songs. My current project in Holy Trinity is producing our big Advent Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for December 13. 

My blog is here to the right. I can be contacted at precentor at holytrinity.be.