Refinersfire is proud to introduce Missa Brevis from composer, conductor, and choir director Daniel Shaw. The artistry of Mr. Shaw and The Composer’s Choir has been a featured element on several previous releases from Refinersfire, and it is a particular pleasure to present the unique and beautiful voice of his original compositions along side of them. Serene and gently, The Composer’s Choir flows under the baton of the composer and the brevity of this delicate and beautiful Mass is a fine example of the all-important unwritten rule of “just enough” that is so often found in great art; it makes you want to listen again and again and again.
In addition to his post as Artistic Director of the New Haven Oratorio Choir, Shaw serves as Minister of Music at the St. Augustine Church in Seymour, CT. Previously held positions include Assistant Conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Minister of Music at Middlefield Federated Church, Director of Choirs at the Zion Lutheran Church (Pittsburgh), and Director of Middle School Choirs at Trevor Day School (New York City). He has served on the faculties of Duquesne University and John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.