Sara Noel Bauman’s violin interpretation of some classic favorites, and of three of my originals. Lovely!
Susan Layton’s beautiful ASL interpretation of “Silent Night.”
One of the sad things about self-publishing is that you tend to write Christmas music at the wrong time of year to be useful. For example, during the Christmas season.
Perhaps you’ve seen some of the macro pictures of snowflakes that float around the internet. The beauty and variety are amazing.
It’s an amazing and awe-inspiring world we live in, isn’t it?
Last night was a landmark for me… I actually finished something. Something big. And complicated. And boy am I patting myself on the back!
The incredible thing is that they had the music memorized. I know how long they didn’t have to learn this, so I’m well and truly impressed!
Thanksgiving. And an arrangement of “This is My Father’s World.”
Here, for your Monday entertainment, is a cover of my arrangement of “Be Still, My Soul,” recorded by Jenna Jackman Handy.
Here’s a new favorite that I think you’ll enjoy. We we just started this one in our Institute Choir. It’s a gorgeous number called “This Holy Christmas Night,”
The new song this time supports this year’s youth theme:
“…stand ye in holy places and be not moved …”.
For as long as I have known Heather Prusse and James Loynes, I have wanted… longed… ached… to get their voices together on a song or two. Finally, with this latest new song, we managed it.
He knows the strength that grows in shadow when I’m reaching for the light.
One of my absolute favorite modern compositions: “Behold the Wounds in Jesus’ Hands” with text by John V. Pearson and Music by David R. Naylor.
I love James Montgomery’s lyric inspired by the 23rd psalm. I’ve never been too fond of the traditional tune though. It has always provoked me to bounce around between alto and soprano, searching for a melody. So, I did what cheeky composers do and wrote my own.