Posts Tagged ‘Primary and Children’s Album’

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.

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.

Today My Heart Was Touched

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Today we attended the funeral of a young friend and mother of five; just 31 years of age and who passed away from Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I was deeply moved, as her four oldest children, her brothers and sisters, and even her mother gave beautiful tributes to her. And then her strong, supportive husband spoke of her courage, faith, and gratitude and uplifted all of us with his unwavering testimony. Her blogspot is inspirational: amberchase.webly.com. Her mother told how Amber was strengthened by the hymns and comforted by the beauty of music. For the opening song, the congregation sang, “There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today”; which fit Amber’s personality perfectly.  I’ve been inspired to do an arrangement of this hymn, because it’s also one of my favorites.  Look for it soon in my Free LDS Sheet Music and Free Hymn Arrangements. This evening, in honor of Amber’s children, I recorded an arrangement of  “I Have A Little Gospel Light”, which will be in my Primary and Children’s Album.

Safe At Home

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Every family member should be “safe at home” ~ safe from  destructive criticism, safe from unrighteous judgement, safe from verbal and physical abuse, safe from predators, safe from evil influences; and the list could go on and on. We need to have holier homes, where our Heavenly Father’s Spirit can dwell freely. To do this, we must fortify our homes and block the worldly, ugly things from entering in, so that when each family member steps across the threshold, they feel a protective shield enveloping them and pure, unconditional love encircling them. Volume Two of The Songs of Holiness Series is now in the process of being recorded, and the scriptural referencing completed. Its main theme centers around home and in going back to our Heavenly Home. Listen to “I Pray For A Home” in Volume One and also the Choir Arrangement Album. Have you listened, yet, to “Nowhere Else On Earth” in the Primary and Children’s album?

Safeguard The Little Children

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I have such a tender spot in my heart for our Heavenly Father’s little ones. What can we do to protect and shield them from the evil swirling all around them in this wicked world? How can we guide them to the beautiful, tender, heavenly things? Be sure to listen to Laura’s crystal-clear, soprano voice singing, “Jesus Loves The Precious Little Children”,  in the Primary and Children’s album.  I believe that it will warm your heart.