Michael Bedford has served as Organist/Choirmaster and Composer-in-Residence at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa for twenty-one years. A native of Sherman, Texas, he holds the BM, BME and MM degrees from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and the DMA degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He has published choral music for children’s, youth and adult choirs, as well as music for handbell choirs and for organ. Through fifteen different publishers he now has some 200 titles in print. His pieces have won first prize in both the 2010 American Guild of Organists/Holtkamp Organ Composition Contest and the 2002-04 AGO/E. C. Schirmer Choral Composition Contest. He serves as organ recitalist, as well as clinician and workshop leader for children’s and youth choir festivals, handbell festivals, hymn festivals and organ workshops throughout the United States. He is currently serving the American Guild of Organists as Regional Councillor for Region VII (TX, OK, NM, AR, and LA). His bio has appeared in both the 1984 Outstanding Young Men of America and the 1989 International Who’s Who in Music.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Michael Bedford has done a terrific job of improvisational arranging for tunes from around the world. Set in a diverse array of styles, these... read more
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Prayerful and meditative, the rich harmonies in this piece evoke sounds of water. Added clarinet beautifully completes this setting. Suitable for a choir of any size. SATB, organ, oboe or C instrument
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This collection of fifteen psalms provides abundant opportunity for involvement for young people in the singing of psalms. In many of the compositions, the... read more
Thursday, March 2, 2006
Here is a wonderful weaving of two familiar Lenten texts "There Is a Green Hill" and "Ah, Holy Jesus." If there are texts and tunes that... read more
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
"Christ Be My Leader" offers a beautiful setting of the tune SLANE by well-known composer Michael Bedford and strong text by Timothy Dudly Smith. This... read more
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