The nation of Wales, part of the United Kingdom, is famous for its love of music. Its music culture has greatly influenced our music as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My wife and I recently visited Wales and heard an excellent Welsh men’s choir perform at a Methodist church. At… Read More Postlude on “Aberystwyth”
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)
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
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
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
I wrote this piece in honor of my grandchildren. It’s supposed to be like a lullaby. As they get older, I hope that they will know the Lord as I do. I hope you enjoy this prelude. Dearest Children, God Is Near You — PDF Download the audio here (Right-click and choose download).
This setting of “Sing We Now At Parting” was an improvisation I had used for years. When I finally started to compose for real, it was the first piece I wrote down. This setting is interesting because the mood is quiet and meditative like a prelude. It can be appropriately be used as one, although… Read More Sing We Now At Parting