Some people change your life. I’ve been fortunate in that most of those people have changed it for the good. Those people have far outnumbered those who have been a negative influence, thank goodness! Some people have been a positive influence in my life for years. One of these is my first organ teacher, who… Read More I Need Thee Every Hour (Need)
Here is a setting of the well-known hymn tune Duke Street. In my church it is sung to a text by Isaac Watts called “From All That Dwell Below the Skies”. Many other churches use a different poem by Watts called “Jesus Shall Reign” for the same melody. Regardless of the text, the hymn is… Read More From All That Dwell Below the Skies (Duke Street)
This is a fugal setting of the hymn “An Angel from on High” (tune name Cumorah). It’s more advanced than most of my compositions, but it’s doable with good practice techniques. I hope that you can find it useful in your service to the Lord. An Angel from on High — PDF Download the audio… Read More An Angel from on High (Cumorah)
Let me make this clear: the organ is my instrument. That being said, I respectfully (and sometimes begrudgingly) acknowledge that other musical genres exist. One of my favorites is the male chorus. The sound of men singing together can be subtle, powerful, and inspirational. As a lover of church history, I value the early converts… Read More Jesus, Once of Humble Birth (Male Chorus)
On March 3rd and 4th of this year, the San Jose South Stake hosted a BYU organ workshop. I wrote this free accompaniment for the workshop, which was sung at the concert held on March 3rd. Unfortunately, no recording of the concert was made, so you will need to listen to this one on your own.… Read More Let Us All Press On
I try to write my compositions for the beginning to intermediate LDS organist. There are many of these good people out there: people with love for the Savior in their hearts and a desire to use their talents for good. They may never be famous, but their influence is immense. Brother James’ Air is a simple… Read More Brother James’ Air
Here’s an arrangement of the beautiful hymn How Gentle God’s Commands. It’s intended to be a prelude. I hope you enjoy it. How Gentle God’s Commands — pdf Download the audio here (right click and choose download).