Saturday, November 26, 2016

Oh Come all Ye Faithful in Russian!

First, thank you for your generosity in sharing your talents.  My wife was both stake and ward choir director in Idaho a few years ago and we appreciated opportunities to sing arrangements we could download.

Currently, we are serving in Novosibirsk, Russia and wanted to sing your arrangement of "O Come All Ye Faithful" with our little group/branch of about 8 Russians plus 4 Volunteers plus us.  We took your music and inserted the Russian words into your arrangement.  This is not our translation, but the words were taken from the Russian Hymnbook.

We didn't know if you would be interested in a copy of our version, but felt you might.  Therefore, I am attaching a WORD version of the alteration for you.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Elder and Sister Nielsen
Russia, Novosibirsk Mission

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Who Knew?

I just found out that the website: http://freeldssheetmusic.org
that has many of my arrangements posted has limited playback. Instead of playing an entire MP3, it only plays about the first 30 seconds of an arrangement.  I understand that. They have hundreds of songs and can only dedicate a short space to each one. So if you want to hear the whole playback, you'll have to go to my website: www.freewardchoirmusic.com.

Another issue is that they have so many composers on their site that they ask all composers to post their own new arrangements. I get that also. It's a lot of work to continually post new music. However, it is about all I can manage to compose an arrangement, record it, and post it on my own site. Let alone go to yet another site to post it again.

The end result is that freeldssheetmusic.org is still a great resource, just be aware that it won't have complete playbacks and it may not have the most up to date arrangements posted.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

How Great Thou Art Medium Voice

Someone requested a lower key for the vocal solo of How Great Thou Art. I have posted it on my site in case anyone else would like the lower key.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Nativity Song

The Nativity Song from the Children's Songbook is ready for download for your Ward Choir!
It is SAB with a simple accompaniment. I hope you like it.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

New Christmas Download Ready

Two children's Christmas songs combined into one. It starts with Who is the Child? Then answers that question with the song, Little Jesus. They are both short, sweet songs that work well together. It is SAB for those small choirs everywhere!

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

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....

Anyway,
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!