Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Here is a simple arrangement of “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” that I threw together for my choir. We haven’t had a chance to sing it yet, but I thought I had better post it anyway. Sheet music and mp3 are on the Choir Arrangements page. Enjoy.

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Solo version of “Nearer, My God, To Thee”

I decided to re-visit “Nearer, My God, To Thee” and do a solo version. The accompaniment is nearly the same as the choir version, but I did a little more experimentation on the melody for the vocal line. I generally don’t stray much from the original melody of a song in an effort to keep the spirit of it, but I think these variations still keep the reverence and spirit of the original hymn melody. This solo version of “Nearer, My God, To Thee” can be found in the “Solo Arrangements” section...

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I just posted a new arrangement of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” in the choir section. I have always liked the message of this song that “…God is not dead nor doth he sleep.” I am posting well before the Christmas season in case anyone would like to use it.

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France? Really? Yep.

Yes, I have officially gone international. No, Im not moving to France, but on June 26th, my arrangement of “Amazing Grace” was performed at a small concert in near Torcy, outside of Paris. I was quite surprised when someone contacted me by email asking permission to use my arrangement. Of course I gave the go ahead and asked where the piece would be performed. I was even more surprised when the reply came that they were in France...

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Revised “Nearer, My God, to Thee”

I have posted a slightly revised version of “Nearer, My God, to Thee.” I have changed some eighth notes to quarter notes in some transitions for a better flow. My choir accompanist was playing them that way, and I thought it sounded better, so I made the minor changes.

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Nearer, My God, to Thee

I just uploaded a new arrangement of Nearer, My God, to Thee. It’s a simple, reverent arrangement intended for a ward choir to sing in sacrament meeting. My choir will sing it later in the year. It can be found in Choir Arrangements.

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Four Additions to Ward Choir Bits

I just uploaded 4 new songs to the Ward Choir Bits section. They are straight from the LDS hymn book with some performance instructions and special endings. They make for a great quick arrangement when time is at a premium. Enjoy!

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Away in a Manger

I going to be like Wal-mart and put up Christmas stuff before October. I just uploaded a new arrangement of Away in a Manger that I just finished. I plan to have my ward choir sing it in this year’s Christmas program. It can be found on the Choir Arrangements page. As it is with most of my arrangements, I couldn’t find one I liked for my choir, so I did my own...

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Revised Easter Medley

I have just posted a revised version of the Easter Medley. Someone pointed out to me that the accompaniment for the baritone solo section was difficult to play as written. I decided that I had better have some compassion on the choir accompanists out there, so I have cleaned it up and posted the revised version in Choir Arrangements.

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Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee

I have just uploaded an arrangement of Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee. I completed the arrangement earlier in the week, and I plan to have my ward choir sing it later this year. Sheet music and mp3 can be found in the Choir Arrangements. Enjoy.

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