My 2018 Christmas card carol.
A very simple SATB or Solo arrangement of the familiar hymn.
A very simple song, about a very basic concept… and one of the more challenging things I’ve written.
“O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength…”
Heavenly Father is never far away from us, and He will hear us pray anytime, anywhere.
Text written by William D. Longstaff in the 1800s; and set to an old Irish tune called “Slane.” For solo or SSAATB choir.
Old Irish text, translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne in 1905; versified by Eleanor H. Hull in 1912. For solo or SSAATB choir.
Familiar lyrics (with an extra verse of my own) are set to an old Irish melody called “Slane,” which we traditionally sing using the words to “Be Thou My Vision” or “Take Time to be Holy.” For solo or SSAATB choir.
Text by Cecil Frances Alexander; Music by Joachim Neander; Arranged for easy SATB choir.
Easter anthem for SATB choir and optional flute.
He is the balm for every wound; For every sorrow great or small; He is my strength, He is my song, He is my all.
13th century polish carol; Text and arrangement by Sally DeFord. Arranged for SATB choir, children’s chorus, flute and bells.
Text by Charles Wesley, adapted; Music by Felix Mendelssohn; arranged for congregational accompaniment.
Guard him, Joseph, as He slumbers; There behind the stable doors.
Music from Piae Cantiones ~1582; arranged for intermediate piano solo.