It has come to my attention that both songs, “This Is Joseph” and my arrangement of “Praise To The Man“, about Joseph Smith, need to pull up when a person is looking for an LDS song about the prophet Joseph Smith. I bear my witness that I know he was a true prophet of God and that he restored the true Church of Jesus Christ to the earth!
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My heart is rejoicing this morning, because our youngest son is returning this Friday from his mission to Hong Kong. What a happy reunion it will be! It makes me think about the wonderful reunion we will have, when if we repent and live righteously, we return into our Heavenly Father’s arms. Also, how grateful we should all be for our Savior’s resurrection, which makes it possible for all of us to live again after death. What glorious reunions we will have with those of our loved ones, who have passed on to the other side! One morning a few years ago, I awakened early on a spring morning, hearing the birds singing their little hearts out, just outside my bedroom window. The melody and lyrics to a beautiful, new song began streaming into my mind. “Joy Cometh In The Morning” was born that day. It’s an inspired song about the resurrection and will be coming out, as part of Volume Three, “Believe In Christ”, within the next couple of weeks.
Those of you, who are searching for new sacred choir music, will be excited about my next new volume, “Believe In Christ”; which is forthcoming within the next couple of weeks. An album full of exciting new, original SATB and SSA musical gems, some of the songs are suitable for ward choir and sacrament meeting performance, and others will be thrilling numbers, when performed by larger SSAATTBB choirs in Stake Conference and larger settings. All of these pieces have two things in common: They are scripturally and doctrinely correct, and they bear witness of the Savior’s truths. This new upcoming volume differs from the other ones, in that scriptural referencing and vocals will not be present. However, piano recordings of each piece will give everyone a good idea of tempo and interpretation. These sound recordings will be attached to each song purchased, for the price of the sheet music alone. Then, hopefully, people will be honest, by purchasing additional .50 copy licenses for the number of copies they need for choir performance.
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.
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.
It was exciting to hear about the recent performance of a Women’s Choir singing, “Please Bless The Children”, down on Temple Square in the Assembly Hall for a Stake Conference. Here is what the sweet sister, who accompanied the choir, wrote:
“The performance was marvelous—our sisters sounded truly angelic. Their music soared through the Assembly Hall, with the violin echoing beautifully. President thus so very poignantly emphasized our plea to “Please bless the children, please keep them safe from sin and darkness that lies before them”. I know that this was the most important message given that day. Oh, if parents and teachers only remember and give kind, loving attention to each child and teenager as they face so much in the world today. Many heartfelt thanks to you, and may our Father’s blessings continue to attend you as you express testimony through music.” (I might interject here, that I’m grateful for this sister’s kind words and also that the piece this choir sang is not actually a choir arrangement. It’s found in the Children’s and Primary Album and in the Free Music Album.)