Thursday, September 22, 2016

Better Audio

I just uploaded a better recording of Oh Hush Thee, My Baby for SAB choir. I also corrected two small mistakes in the notation.

You're Welcome.

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Next Christmas Song Done

The next Christmas Children's Song is ready for download for your Ward Choir! This one is "Oh Hush Thee, My Baby" for SAB

The last chorus has one or two sopranos singing a descant. or the part could be played by a violin or flute.

I had a little trouble recording the audio file because there is so much going on at the end - Three vocal parts plus piano accompaniment that has left hand playing over the top.

I could have gotten a better recording if I had played through it a couple more times, but with a sister and Mother in the hospital right now, I'm going to leave it the way it is for now.

Maybe later....

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Friday, September 16, 2016

First Children's Song Ready for Download

Once Within a Lowly Stable is now ready for download for your Ward Choir! This one is SATB, but not too difficult for singers or accompanist.

It was quite short, so I added a verse. See how you like it.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Christmas is Coming!

I am working on some arrangements of Christmas songs from the Children's Song Book. There are many beautiful songs that would make great Choir Arrangements.

Which are your favorites?

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

No, You are Not Seeing Double

After claiming to write pioneer music in the winter, I just rewrote Come, Come Ye Saints for a three part men's choir.  So now there is an SATB and a TTB.

If you start now, there is time for your choir to learn this easy arrangement for the last week in July.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The First Noel SAB

I know. I know. Choir directors are planning pioneer music this time of year, not Christmas music. But if I wait till the season is upon us, it is too late to get the music out there in time for Choirs to practice. So, I write pioneer music in the winter and Christmas music in the summer.

You can check out the newest Christmas arrangement at

Let me know what you think!

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Several Updates

So I keep writing the ending of The First Noel and then changing it. First, I migrated into a key that has six flats. No. That just won't do. I don't want accompanists showing up at my house with torches and pitchforks. So I try something else. Boring!

Not sure where I am going to end up, but as soon as the last verse is finalized, I will post it.

Another concern I have is that I keep receiving emails from the website with nothing written! There is no return address or comments - or ANYTHING! So, if you are trying to contact me and I have not answered, try emailing me directly at:

One more thing!
A observant Ward Choir director noticed that the audio file for Battle Hymn of the Republic SATB cuts off before the last verse. I have tried to replace the recording, but so far have been unsuccessful. I recently switched hosting servers and wonder if that is the cause of all my problems.

It CAN'T be me, can it?

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!