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August 2011 New soprano descant added to descants page A new soprano descant for the hymn Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise is now available for free download. All descants on the descants page are FREE.
June 2011 Music for Solo Guitar now on Amazon.com With new packaging, Music for Solo Guitar is now available for purchase at Amazon.com; here is the Amazon page.
January 2009 Myspace page goes up I finally got around to creating a myspace page (in order to secure a gig at a local coffee shop!). The site includes mp3s of a rotating group of 6 pieces, including some songs that I regularly sing at local gigs (and which have not been studio recorded yet), as well as excerpts from my other CDs. Here is the myspace page .
     
December 2008 Tim steps up to the microphone I have succumbed to a common disease in Austin, Texas; it seems that, after a few years of living here, everyone becomes a singer/songwriter(!) I have, in a way, returned to roots that go back to my childhood, writing songs and accompanying myself on guitar. Most of these gigs are in local coffee shops, playing for free for whoever walks in. The most recent schedule can be found on this website, on the Performance Schedule . If you're in the area, come on out and say hello!
October 2008 Paid digital downloads of "By My Side" surpass 1,000
TIM BRACE: By My Side: Sacred Songs and Solos
Paid digital downloads of the pieces from the CD By My Side has topped 1,000! All pieces from this CD, which contains original sacred songs, arrangements of sacred songs, and arrangements for solo classical guitar of traditional Christian hymns, can be heard in excerpt at CD Baby and are available in digital format from many online vendors, including iTunes, Amazon.com, and eMusic. Original scores and arrangements are available from this site.
September 2008 Paid digital downloads of "Music for Solo Guitar" surpass 1,000
TIM BRACE: Music for Solo Guitar
Paid digital downloads of the pieces from the CD Music for Solo Guitar has topped 1,000! All pieces from this CD, which contains original and arranged pieces for solo classical guitar, can be heard in excerpt at CD Baby and are available in digital format from many online vendors, including iTunes, Amazon.com, and eMusic. Original scores and arrangements are available from this site.
July
2008
"Water Over Glass" rights purchased by The Childbloom Company The rights to my guitar quartet "Water Over Glass" have been purchased by The Childbloom Company, a comprehensive musical education program of national scope for children between the ages of 5 and 12. According to Austinite and Childbloom founder Kevin Taylor, "Water Over Glass" will be "a fine addition to our performance curriculum." The top performance ensemble for Austin's Childbloom program is Austin Bella Corda. Here is a video of Austin Bella Corda performing this piece.
June
2008
"Rhapsody for a Dancer" licensed for video clip by Guy Finley My guitar solo "Rhapsody for a Dancer" has been licensed by the Life of Learning Foundation for a video clip featuring best-selling inner life author Guy Finley. The performance is by guitarist Matthew Hinsley from the CD Music for Solo Guitar. The score and CD are available from this site.
April 2008 Paid digital downloads of "Songs of Healing" surpass 1,000
TIM BRACE: Songs of Healing: Hymns for Classical Guitar
Fully paid digital downloads (not counting paid listens) of the pieces from the CD Songs of Healing has topped 1,000! All pieces can be heard in excerpt at CD Baby and are available in digital format from many online vendors, including iTunes, Amazon.com, and eMusic. All scores are available from this site. The most popular download? "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing," followed closely by "Amazing Grace" and "Be Thou My Vision."
February 2008 "Be Thou My Vision" licensed for upcoming DVD Imago Relationship Therapy, based on the work of Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, has licensed my arrangement and recording of "Be Thou My Vision" to use in the soundtrack of a soon to be released DVD. The recording, score, and links to downloadable mp3s of the recording are available here.
     
April 2007 High School Advanced Ensemble performs "Water Over Glass," wins First Place at Guitar Fesetival Competition The Advanced Guitar Ensemble at McCallum High School (a magnet arts school) in Austin, Texas performed my guitar ensemble piece Water Over Glass at the Guitar Ensemble Festival competition in Brownsville, Texas, winning first place in the high school division. The competition included guitar ensembles from several states. The score is available from The Childbloom Company.
     
December 2006 Digital downloads surpass 1,000 The total digital downloads from the pieces from my four CDs has topped 1,000. All pieces can be heard in excerpt at CD Baby and are available in digital format from many online vendors, including iTunes and eMusic.
August 2006 Tim releases fourth CD I have released my fourth CD, Answer the Call: Sacred Songs for a Torn World, containing 12 sacred songs I have written or arranged; I also sing and play acoustic guitar on the recording. This CD features multiple Grammy-winning accordionist Joel Guzman, with appearances by "Sweet Mary" Hattersley on violin and Conor Brace on trumpet.
February 2006 Modern dance company licenses "Prelude No.3" for performances Susan Marshall & Company has licensed my solo guitar piece "Prelude No.3" to use as musical accompaniment to a set of dance pieces they will perform for the upcoming year. Other composers with whose works Prelude No.3 will share the stage include Philip Glass and David Byrne.
     
November 2005 Tim releases third CD I have released my third CD, Songs of Healing, containing 15 Christian hymns arranged for solo classical guitar, all of which I arranged and performed. This album includes 5 hymns originally recorded on my earlier CD By My Side.
July
2005
TodaysComposers.com accepts "Prelude No.2" for podcast Today's Composers, a web service providing podcasts of new music by contemporary composers, has accepted my solo guitar piece Prelude No.2 for podcast.
February 2005 Tim releases second CD featuring Matt Hinsley I have released my second CD, Music for Solo Guitar, containing nine original compositions and two folksong arrangements for solo classical guitar, all performed by award-winning guitarist Matthew Hinsley.
January 2005 "Tejana" wins composition competition My guitar quartet Tejana:Romanza for Four Guitars has won first prize in the First Annual Composition Competition sponsored by the Austin Classical Guitar Society.
     
August 2004 Guitar solo work chosen for Vox Novus 60X60 Project The second of my Five Small Pieces for Guitar has been chosen as one of 60 pieces of less than 60 seconds duration to be performed on the Vox Novus 60X60 Project 2005 Midwest Concert Series.
     
November 1998 Tim releases first CD I have released my first CD, By My Side, containing seven Christian songs and five Christian hymns I arranged for solo classical guitar. The songs feature vocals by Hilary Kaufmann Smith; three of the songs are new compositions. I performed all the guitar work on the CD.



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