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).
My wife and I recently went on a wonderful tour to Israel. It was amazing to actually see the places we had only read and heard about in song, scripture and story. A few weeks before the tour the tour director asked me to play a musical number as part of our visit to the… Read More Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Each year several churches in the small town of Los Gatos, California hold an annual inter-faith Thanksgiving service. The various participating churches rotate the hosting responsibilities amongst themselves each year. This year, the hosting responsibility belonged to the Los Gatos Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I was asked to… Read More Prayer of Thanksgiving
Come, Rejoice is a beautiful Restoration hymn written by Tracy Y. Cannon, a tabernacle organist. It’s unusual in our hymnal because it is intended to be sung in unison, something that we Latter-day Saints, with much of our hymn tradition derived from harmony loving Welsh pioneers, do not normally do. I originally intended to write this… Read More Come, Rejoice
Father In Heaven, We Do Believe is a beautiful sacrament hymn with a powerful message. The text was written by Parley P. Pratt, one of the most amazing and fascinating people in the history of the LDS church. He was a great missionary, a prophet of God and a special witness of the Lord Jesus Christ,… Read More Father In Heaven, We Do Believe
I wrote this arrangement because a friend of mine wanted some Christmas music to play. There will be more to come! Beautiful Savior — PDF Download the audio here (Right-click and choose download).
This setting of Keep The Commandments is also one of my earliest endeavors. I love this song for its message: there is safety in keeping the commandments. There really aren’t many commandments. The few we do have are given to help us avoid things that can really go wrong in our lives. They also teach us… Read More Keep The Commandments
God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son is one of my favorite hymns. Written by two former tabernacle organists, it’s message is direct and powerful: God loved us, so he sent his Son, Christ Jesus, the atoning One, To show us by the path he trod The one and only way to God. He… Read More God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son
This arrangement of God’s Daily Care is one of my first compositions. This is quite literally one of the unsung hymns in our hymnal, a fate it does not deserve. The message of the hymn text is beautiful and poignant and the setting matches the spirit of the text. To me, that’s the epitome of… Read More God’s Daily Care
This setting of “Zion Stands With Hills Surrounded” was one of my first compositions. My first compositions were a little on the short side, but with some gentle encouragement I gradually added more material to each arrangement. I hope you enjoy this prelude. Zion Stands With Hills Surrounded — PDF Download the audio here (Right-click and… Read More Zion Stands With Hills Surrounded