Herding Cats

Herding Cats

What is *really* happening here when it looks like things are just calm and drowsy? A cat stampede.

C Instruments

C Instruments

Many of the songs here on the site include obbligatos that specify the use of a “C instrument.” People often write to ask, “What exactly is a C instrument?”
So without further ado…

On a Christmas Long Ago

On a Christmas Long Ago

Each year I try to do a “Christmas Card Carol” to give away in lieu of fudge or cookies. (That’s because you don’t want my cookery. Trust me.) I never seem to get them done in time to be useful for the current year, and this year’s is no exception. So…Here on Christmas Eve Eve (is that a thing?) is this year’s carol…

Happy December!

Happy December!

New this time: a congregational accompaniment for “The First Noel.”

Hush the Baby: a tale of two melodies

Hush the Baby: a tale of two melodies

A thing I do to drive myself a little crazier: “finish” something, make it public, and then regret it because it was just. plain. wrong. I’m glad the Lord knows what He’s doing when I don’t.

There Is a Green Hill Far Away

There Is a Green Hill Far Away

“There is a green hill far away…” If ever there was a phrase designed to evoke images in the mind of a child, it’s that one.