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
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
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
This is probably the most difficult arrangement I’ve done so far, at least as far as the music was concerned. “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, one of two settings of Psalm 23 in our hymnal (the other is “The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare”), starts by putting the melody in the alto and moving it… Read More The Lord Is My Shepherd