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NEW SONGS @ LDSSACREDSONGS

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Hello, World! I’m finally blogging again! After a couple of years of not being able to do much with my
sacred LDS music, beginning this last November, 2012, new music and lyrics began flowing again and
coming almost too rapidly for me to keep up with the creative inspiration. This is the reason so many
new songs have been put up on the first page of my website under News and Highlights.
Three new original Christmas songs came to me prior to Christmas, just in time for the season:
“Christmas Promises”, “ Did You Hear the Angels Singing?”, (for SATB Choir and free sacred sheet
music), and the one that seems to be many peoples’ favorite, “Christmas Peace”, a duet or two part
choral number, which was recorded by my youngest son, Jacob, and his wife, Jessica, (who have been
married now for just over one year). It was a joy recording their beautiful voices that blend so perfectly
together.
Next I wrote a new, nontraditional hymn arrangement of, “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” for duet or
two part Choir. Jacob and Jessica have also recorded this one, and the recording will soon be up on my
website. This is free LDS sheet music about testimony, Jesus Christ’s resurrection, and the comfort of
Christ’s Atonement in our personal lives.
Several years ago I wrote a new solo or duet nontraditional arrangement of “The Lord’s Prayer”, which
was recently recorded and which my Webmaster put up on my ldssacredsongs website. This is such a
beloved New Testament text with a versatility enabling it to be performed in sacrament meetings, stake
conferences, funerals, and concert settings.

Introducing Noteable

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Do you have perfect pitch? Play Noteable and find out. Noteable is a free online game that tests to see if you have perfect pitch. To play it go to http://www.ldssacredsongs.com/games/noteable/ I hope you enjoy it. Have fun!

I’m on Facebook

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Many of you may already know, but for those that don’t I’m now on Facebook. You can find my page by going to www.facebook.ldssacredsongs.com. Announcements for  new music and other news items will be posted there first. Go become a fan to stay up to date. I would also love to hear from any of you. Feel free to post on my wall at any time.

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 10th, 2010

I love Christmas! I especially love the sacred music this season brings, because it bears witness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is something magical about hearing the voices of little children singing Christmas songs. Years ago I directed a children’s performance group consisting of three different age groups. For the youngest group of children to sing at the first Christmas concert, I wrote a short, delightful little song, entitled, “One Bright Star“. I decided to put it on my website this Christmas, and so I asked my adorable little 5 year old granddaughter, Lindsy Sue to learn and record it. Every time I listen to her singing this song, it makes me smile, because Lindsy is like a bright, shining star. She has been singing and amazing listeners since she was barely three years old. At just age four, she also recorded “Nowhere Else On Earth”, found in the children’s album and in Volume Two.

LISTEN WORLD!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

A terrible tragedy occured here in Utah, where an innocent little boy was tortured, killed, and his little body desecrated by his stepfather and mother. Every decent person has been affected and appalled that such a crime could ever take place!  We all pray for comfort and understanding. The world needs to listen to the words of this beautiful song, “Jesus Loves The Precious Little Children.” Let us all protect and watch over the Lord’s little ones.

HAPPY EASTER!

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Happy Easter to one and all! I bear my witness to the world that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ lives! I know this! I also know that because He lives, we too, will be resurrected. Take a few moments to listen to and read the lyrics to Easter/Millennial Hosanna, That Easter Morning, I Know That My Redeemer Lives, and He Sent His Son.

Choral Edition, Volume Three

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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.

 

 

FUNERAL MUSIC IDEAS

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I’ve noticed that  people are always searching for funeral songs. Here are some very good ideas ~ to be found on my website: “Abide With Me, Tis Eventide“, “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer“, “Because of The Love“, (in Vol. Two, “The Hope Of His Glory”; sung by my daughters Stephanie and Melissa), and “Pastoral Psalm“, (many peoples’ favorite and a new arrangement, using the lyrics to “The Lord Is My Shepherd”).  One of my upcoming volumes will consist strictly of funeral songs.

HARMONIOUS MUSIC ABOUT HOME AND FAMILY

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

 

Music, Sweeter Than We’ve Ever Heard”  was written especially for  my daughter Melissa’s rich, mellow voice. It is found in Volume Two, “The Hope of His Glory”. And don’t forget about “I Pray  For a Home“, for which I just added a FREE flute part.

INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN MUSIC

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Listen to “Daughters of God Above” ~  and read the lyrics to this song, so beautifully sung by my daughter Stephanie. It was inspired.