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…
New this time: a congregational accompaniment for “The First Noel.”
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…” If ever there was a phrase designed to evoke images in the mind of a child, it’s that one.
In which I try to build a choir one voice at a time. With mixed results. 🙂
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 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.
A trial and a blessing may be one and the same.
On the long list of things for which I am grateful, the Savior is at the top. I owe everything I am and will ever be to Him, so how can I do anything but love Him?
“There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.”
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.
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?
This is week three of the Christmas Music Deluge. I just realized (with a self-congratulatory smirk) that so far I’ve met my goal of one update/week until done. We’ll see if the new leaf stays turned.
2014’s Christmas Card Carol, actually done before Christmas? I’ll have to write this one in my journal!