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 http://www.freewardchoirmusic.com/customs/songs/196.pdf

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!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Christmas in May

Anybody in the mood for Christmas music?

An SAB arrangement of The First Noel is coming soon!

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Monday, May 9, 2016

It's Up and Ready

Finally. One of my favorite hymns. I Stand All Amazed SAB is ready for download and rehearsal. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Finished and Tweaked

I am recording I Stand All Amazed SAB today and will post it.

Make a Joyful noise unto the Lord!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I Stand All Amazed SAB

Alright. I wrote I Stand All Amazed for SAB. Then I went back and rewrote it to save all you accompanists from the trauma of six flats and jumping octaves in the right hand.

You're welcome.

I will finish tweaking and recording it and post it sometime this week.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!