Friday, August 20, 2010

Guatemala and other fun places

Last October my son returned from a mission to Guatemala. So last July Dave and I returned with our son to visit some of the members of the LDS Church who he taught while he was there. It is a beautiful country with wonderful people!

I got to practice my pathetic Spanish while there and did OK. I was able to direct the taxi driver to our hotel and ask basic questions of the people about their families and occupations. After that we had to depend on our son who is fluent after living there for two years.

Poor Dave was a bit lost the whole time as he speaks fluent Japanese, but not a word of Spanish.

We must go back some time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New and Improved!

I've done a bit more tweaking on "Where Can I turn for Peace?" Try the new version and see how you like it!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lots of free music available

If you can't find what you are looking for on, be sure to check the links on the bottom of my home page for lots of free music from great composers!

Monday, August 9, 2010

What next?

I'm thinking out a new arrangement of "How Firm a Foundation." This is a favorite for many members of the church. The message is truly wonderful and inspiring. The challenge is to do justice to a hymn this popular.

It seems to need a bold presentation - but the question is - how can we get a big enough sound from a Ward Choir that typically has no more than 8 to 10 members? Good support from the piano accompaniment seems to be the answer. Also some unison singing...

We'll see.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I recently returned from a two week vacation to Guatemala where my son served his mission. I can see why he loves the people there. It was fun to practice my pathetic Spanish while I was there. They were generous and accepting of us "Gringos."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Blog!

Hello all you free ward choir music fans! Due to problems with my server/router, I am shifting to a different blog service. I hope this will be easier for all of you to get to.

Some of the new music available is a new SATB arrangement of "Where Can I Turn for Peace?" If you downloaded this one last month, you may want to try out the new version. I tweaked the second verse accompaniment and I think you'll like the changes.