My Gift by Rock Oakeson published on 2013/04/11 01:12:41 +0000 In 1976 I was asked by a church music director here in Salt Lake City to write a religious Christmas piece for mixed choir (SATB) and organ. The short poem, "My Gift," by Christina G. Rossetti, inspired me to adapt and lengthen her words into a more developed narrative, which I used for this piece. I have been gratified to see this choral piece performed all over the U.S.A. and Japan. It became a seasonal favorite of the mixed chorus performing groups at Brigham Young University. Published in 2001 by Alcove Music Publications in King, North Carolina. This recording was made in 2002 by Evening Song in Dallas, Texas, with David Featherstone conducting and Kathy Holmes as organist.