Friday, September 24, 2010

Playable files coming!

Ok everyone!

I have been talking to different people about having playable files along with the notation on the site. It appears that it is possible. YAY! I have decided to go ahead with the project even though I don't have midi files of all the music. I am going to try to post the ones I have and continue adding them as I am able.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A slight delay.

Our youngest daughter is getting married in December, so that has side-tracked some of my musical plans. However, I plan to get busy again as soon as the hectic Christmas season is over.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Here is a great idea from a clever Ward Choir Director:

I am using four of your pieces for our choir schedule this fall: "O My Father", "The Lord Is My Shepherd", "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "When Joseph Went to Bethlehem" which we have place in the middle of Sally DeFord's arrangement of "O Little Town of Bethlehem." It really worked out nicely. I can't express appreciation enough for how much help you give me as a choir director trying to help our choir bring the Spirit into our meetings through beautiful music. Sincere thanks.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I Know That My Savior Loves Me obbligato

I am playing the obbligato for "I Know That My Savior Loves Me" in our ward primary program in a couple of weeks. I decided I prefer to let the piano play the introduction alone and then come in with the obbligato. Also, I had a request to have it notated an octave lower, so if you print it now, you will get two pages - one in the original octave and one an octave lower.

Hope this helps!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"The Ward Choir" music book

I've been toying with the idea of printing a music book with all of my Ward Choir arrangements for people to copy. I would have to sell it for a nominal fee plus printing costs. I could list it on Amazon for people who don't have access to a computer.

Would love some feedback on this idea.

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.