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”
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)
I have a question for you: Have you received his image in your playing? With this question, paraphrased from the prophet Alma, lies the greatest challenge that faces a Latter-day Saint organist. While we have to be good at what we do, the greater challenge is to do good. As church musicians and especially as… Read More Have We Received His Image In Our Playing?
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