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.

Primary Music :)

Primary Music :)

Info on the medley of “Search, Ponder, and Pray” and “I Think When I Read That Sweet Story”, and a simplified version of “If I Listen With My Heart.”

A couple of Christmas additions

A couple of Christmas additions

A new Christmas hymn, “As Sudden Angels Filled the Night,” written with Toni Thomas; and an arrangement of “And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful” by Kurt Bestor.

If I Listen With My Heart – Ryan Murphy arrangement

If I Listen With My Heart – Ryan Murphy arrangement

In General Conference, October 2014, the Tabernacle Choir presented a lovely rendition of “If I Listen With My Heart,” arranged by associate director Ryan Murphy. Ryan has generously made the score available here so you can use it in your own choir.

All Tied Up With a Bow

All Tied Up With a Bow

You know that amazing feeling when you actually manage to finish something? Not just sorta finish, with a few loose ends that you’ll get to… um… eventually. I mean really finish?

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