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MUSIC DIRECTING AND ORGANIST INFORMATION

On this page you will find information about:

BIOGRAPHY

short summary of my church work

CONCERT SERIES SAMPLE

online recording of one of the concerts

CHORAL + INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITIONS

non congregation-led worship music

CREATION OF "CONCERT SERIES AT EPIPHANY"

The concert series I created at my current church

MY ARRANGEMENTS

Recordings of original pieces I've arranged for various churches

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SAMPLE

sample of contemporary vocals/keys

 
The Johannes Organ at Epiphany Lutheran Church
The Johannes Organ at Epiphany Lutheran Church

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Foot pedal work in Griswold Hall, Peabody
Foot pedal work in Griswold Hall, Peabody

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With guest pianist, Jada Campbell, and Epiphany member, John Miller
With guest pianist, Jada Campbell, and Epiphany member, John Miller

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The Johannes Organ at Epiphany Lutheran Church
The Johannes Organ at Epiphany Lutheran Church

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME AS A CHURCH MUSICIAN

Marie has worked as an organist and music director in churches across the mid-Atlantic east coast for over eight years. She is currently a member of the American Guild of Organists as part of the Baltimore Chapter, and in the past has been active in the Durham-Chapel Hill Chapter based in North Carolina. Marie has played in more than ten churches during her time as an organist, and in those churches she has done substitute work, choir directing work, cantor work, handbell choir directing work, and choir + instrumental ensemble work. When working in Baltimore city, Marie has been the music director of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Epiphany Lutheran Church, and is now stepping up as music director at Govan's Presbyterian Church. Marie's active composition work thrives in the churches she works for; she has written more than 80 organ pieces in her time as a church musician including arrangements and orchestral transcriptions, following in the footsteps of her former organ teacher, Jeremy Filsell. Marie has also written many choral pieces, one of which was featured for Epiphany Lutheran's 2020 virtual Christmas Eve service. To listen to some of Marie's church work, including contemporary service singing and piano playing, scroll down to view some video footage below. Marie is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.

 

CONCERT SERIES AT EPIPHANY

Thanksgiving Benefit Concert: November 28, 2021

This concert featured Marie Herrington on piano and organ playing hymn requests from various congregation members of the Epiphany Lutheran Church community. Marie took these hymn requests and created arrangements of each hymn so they were personalized for the individuals who chose said hymns.

 
 

SCORES OF SOME OF MY WORKS

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EASTER WINGS

Original composition for SATB and piano; beginner-intermediate choir 
text by George Herbert (1593-1633) 
Click on the link below to follow along to a score and a youtube link

OTHERWORLDLY MOMENTS, II: PARADISE

This piece is an original composition written for a chamber string ensemble of violins, viola, violoncello, and contrabass. The whole set has three movements: Purgatory, Paradise, and Inferno. Click on the link below to follow along with the score of "Paradise" on musescore.com

SKY EVERYDAY

This SSSAATTBB piece comes from a set of three choral pieces from a larger set called "God's Green and Blue Earth." 
Movement 2 is titled "Oceans somedays" and movement 3 is titled "grassy plains." Movements 2 and three, though note posted online, are known for their ethereal calming sounds and can be utilized by a much smaller ensemble than "Sky Everyday" can. 

GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN

Arranged for SATB, trumpet, and organ by Marie Herrington. 
Copyright: MH2020
Click on the link to follow along with a midi track on musescore.com

 

CONTEMPORARY VOCALS AND KEYBOARDS

Contemporary Service: January 9, 2022

Contemporary vocals and keyboards featuring Uriah Moore, pianist/vocalist; Una Barry, vocalist; and Buddy Geiger, drums.