Thursday, March 5, 2020

I Am a Child of God

Comment or Question: My father loved I Am a Child of God. He played it on his guitar for his mother's funeral. He passed away last week and my daughter and I played your flute piano arrangement at his funeral. We're grateful to have found it; it was so beautiful and just what we needed.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

A Common Question

Hello sister Pratt I recently selected one of the arraignment off of your site for use in a stake choir the stake president is questioning whether we can use your material in a church meeting. Is there any reason I can’t. Have you ever had this come up please advise.

Thanks for your question. No. You do not need my permission to use any of the music on my site at a church meeting or for any non-commercial purpose.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Prayer of Thanksgiving

It's almost Easter! So, naturally, I just finished a Thanksgiving arrangement. It is Prayer of Thanksgiving. It starts with a lovely three part men's. Then the women sing the next verse in unison and split into two parts. A key change introduces the last verse which is sung in unison by the whole choir. Then the end splits into four parts. Not too hard!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

A New Christmas Arrangement

I usually write Christmas arrangements in the Spring and Easter Arrangements at Christmas, but this time, I have something new for Christmas AT CHRISTMAS TIME! (I know. Crazy.)
It is an SATB of O Little Town of Bethlehem. It starts out delicately and builds. There is one small a Capella section - Don't panic! It's short! 

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

New Easter Hymn Arrangement

Someone requested a choir arrangement of "Christ the Lord is Risen Today." So, here it is. In SATB. The challenge with a hymn like this is to get an anthem-like sound without making it too difficult.  I started out writing the accompaniment with octaves, but thought some of you might show up at my house with torches and pitch forks. So I simplified it. Feel free to add them back in if you are the adventurous type.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Love One Another Update

In my original arrangement of Love One Another, I had the descant sung in a higher range. Later, I lowered that part thinking it would be easier. After hearing a wonderful Institute Choir from Japan sing it in its original form, I changed it back.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Love One Another

On June 12, 2019, an institute choir sang my arrangement of Love One Another for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Worldwide broadcast for Seminary and Institute training. It begins about 10 minutes and 30 seconds into the broadcast.