Small Revision in “What Child Is This”

I have made a very small edit (1 chord) to the piano accompaniment that makes performance much easier. There was a unintentional dissonance between the piano and choir parts at the beginning of the third verse that was causing my little ward choir to go off the rails during rehearsal. One of my choir members found the problem spot and we made an on-the-fly correction. The updated sheet music has been added to original post and the “Choir Arrangements” section.

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That Sacred Night – Revised

Last year I posted my first original Christmas hymn, “That Sacred Night.” In light of the call for submissions for the new hymn book, I have revised the hymn. I removed 2 verses, and adjusted some harmonies. My goal is to submit this hymn and maybe a couple others by the deadline next year. You can find this hymn in the Choir Arrangements section.

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What Child is This – New Choir Arrangement

I just finished an arrangement of “What Child is This” for my ward choir to sing at Christmas. I was looking for an arrangement with a flute obbligato, but I couldn’t find one. So I did what I always do and made my own arrangement. Instead of an mp3 for playback, I have uploaded a YouTube video of the playback from my MuseScore program. I have also included separate sheet music for the flute part. The sheet music and video can be found in Choir Arrangements.

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Jesus, My Savior – New Solo Arrangement

I was browsing through a song book called “Songs of Zion” published in 1918 (the same book where I found “If the Way be Full of Trial, Weary Not!“), And this song caught my attention. I decided to do a quick solo arrangement that I may sing in sacrament meeting next month. “Jesus, My Savior” can found in Solo Arrangements.

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Be Still My Soul – Revised Ending

I decided to revisit my choir arrangement of “Be Still My Soul” and add a new ending. It seemed to end a little abruptly so I added a proper ending. Nothing else was changed except cleaning up some markings in the score. The original score is also still available.

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If the Way be Full of Trial, Weary Not!

I first heard this song when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang it in general conference some time back. They sang it again at the funeral for President Monson, and it was then that I knew I had to do an arrangement of it. I had to do some digging to find the hymn, and I finally found it in a book of church songs from 1918 called “Songs of Zion.” “If the Way be Full of Trial, Weary Not!” can be found in the Choir Arrangements section.

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That Sacred Night – An Original Christmas Hymn

This is a first for me. “That Sacred Night” is an original Christmas hymn written and composed by myself. The words and meter started coming to me on an evening during the 2017 Christmas season. Once I had the text, I sat at my piano and worked out a melody that seemed to fit, then I fleshed out the harmony over the next few days. It can be found in the Choir Arrangements section. Enjoy.

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Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

I just posted an arrangement of “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” that I plan to have my choir sing at Christmas time. It’s a simple SAB arrangement that a ward choir should be able to learn quickly. It can be found in Choir Arrangements. Enjoy!

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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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