Archive for November, 2009

Volume Two: The Hope of His Glory

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

I am so excited to finally have volume two, “The Hope of His Glory“, now available. In this volume there are 16 original songs. Please take a minute to sample this volume and let me know what you think. This music has really impacted my life, because with the creation of nearly every song in this volume, I have experienced deep emotion and true inspiration; perhaps because my family is so dear to me. For instance, “Because of  The Love”, was written in one day, after the death of my beloved and saintly father. My brother, Tom, asked me to write and perform a special song for my father’s funeral. After heartfelt prayer and  serious contemplation and reflection, the melody and the words just began to flow out onto the music paper. I definitely felt “guided” to be able to fine-tune this song, tied to such tender emotions and memories. It has never been changed, since the inspiration for it first came. I can’t wait to hear stories from you. If you have any questions or comments regarding my music, please feel free to post them on my blog, and I will respond to them.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM MUSIC

Friday, November 20th, 2009
Just put up on my website, “The Sweetest Story“,  has a lovely, flowing piano accompaniment and a lilting flute solo. The sweetest story ever told truly is the story of Jesus Christ’s glorious birth and His life’s mission and purpose, because He came to earth for our eternal welfare. You’ll feel the true spirit of Christmas with this ethereal-sounding song, which reminds us of this holiday’s  true meaning; while at the same time teaching about the plan of salvation. This song could be sung as a Solo, but is written and has been performed by SATB Choirs.

Silent Night

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Hello Everyone! I received an email today from a lady, who downloaded my SATB Christmas Arrangemnt of  Silent Night and needed less pages, easier page turns, and the parts more accessable.  I tried to email her back with the PDFs, but for some reason, my emails  failed to go through;  so I sent the  new version,  plus a new one with parts only to my Son in Law, (my fantastic Web Designer and Webmaster,  Joe Billman),  and asked him to take off the old Silent Night and replace it with the new, easier to read version. This should make singing this favorite Christmas Song much more enjoyable and reader friendly.  So look for it really soon.  Take a look and listen to my other new Christmas Arrangements also.

SONGS ABOUT HOME AND FAMILY

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

VOLUME  TWO of  The Songs of Holiness Series, THE HOPE OF HIS GLORY, is about to be put up on my website.  Hurray!!! I am so excited about this, because for a long time, there have not been enough songs about home and family and because the Primary theme and program this year have  been centered around the family.

Each song has mainly to do with these themes and with women’s roles, the importance of little children, motherhood, the blessings of the Priesthood and the temples and how they bless our families, and returning to our Heavenly Home: I Pray For A Home, Jesus Loves The Precious Little Children, Daughters of God Above, Music Sweeter (Than We’ve Ever Heard), Home Again, This Mother’s Prayer, While I May, Forever With My Family, Nowhere Else On Earth, Please Bless The Children, Priesthood Power, Of Such Precious Worth, Because of The Love, Young Women’s Mission, and Blessed Am I.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

How grateful we should be, every day of our lives, for all of the tender mercies and blessings our kind Heavenly Father sends down to us. Feeling overwhelmed with gratitude, I wrote a new song the other day, entitled: “Thanks Giving“. It’s my FREE GIFT to you. Also, if you’ve always loved the little primary song, “I Have A Little Gospel Light“, and haven’t been able to find it anywhere, here is another FREE GIFT for you: a delightful, new arrangement to teach your little children.

CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Can you believe that it’s already November and that Christmas Programs are just a month away? New Christmas Arrangements are always so refreshing. Check out my Christmas and Easter Arrangements Album for eight lovely arrangements, as well as a new SATB CHOIR  ARRANGEMENT for “Joy To The World“, an inspirational, new  Christmas song for ward choirs, (entitled, “One Star)”,  and a delightful new children’s Christmas song, “One Bright Star”,  found in my Primary and Children’s album, as well as in the Christmas and Easter Album.  In Mountain Green, Utah, our large, talented ward choir performed my arrangement of  “Silent Night“, with a guest flutist, and it was absolutely beautiful!  “Away In A Manger” is always a joy to sing and listen to, but this is an especially nice arrangement.   For a wonderful new SATB CHOIR ARRANGEMENT, listen to “Come And Worship The Living Lord!”, and hear my daughters singing the delightful “Christmas Alleluia”, which has been performed countless times for many Christmases, as well as the tender, “Blessed Am I” (Mary’s Song), which whether sung as a solo or women’s choir, has softened and touched every heart each time it has been performed.