Tag Archives: Song Published

Bethlehem Suite 1. Handmaid Published

After much blood, sweat, tears, consternation, anger, begging, and finally acceptance, I have published the first completed track for Moments of Comfort and Joy. As mentioned in an [..]

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Happy Day

Happy Day is a song that I wrote for a songwriting competition in 2014. While I didn’t win anything, it was remarkable fun to write, record and mix. [..]

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Medley: Peace

When I was seeking out what songs and hymns to put on this project, I asked my dear grandmother what were some of her favorites. She gave me [..]

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My Jesus I Love Thee

My Jesus I Love Thee started out as a poem written in 1864 by William Ralph Featherston. In 1876, Adoniram Gordon added the melody. I first became aware [..]

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Interlude: Serene

Here is the latest of the musical interludes that will be interspersed between the various hymns on my upcoming project, Moments with Him. This one is in C-minor, [..]

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Going Home

I remember lying in bed in a hotel room in Rochester, Minnesota, back in 2007. We were visiting my in-laws, and that was the week that I arranged [..]

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Interlude: Peaceful

My first mix to come out of my Steinway recording session is an Interlude, subtitled Peaceful. I have a number of back issues of Keyboard magazine from the [..]

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Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts is a Shaker song from the mid-1800’s, with a lively melody. Set to new lyrics as Lord of the Dance it has been a popular song [..]

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Prelude:From the Rising

When I first started the concept that would become Moments with Him, I knew that I wanted to include interspersed instrumental interludes (which is somewhat ironic since almost [..]

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O Sacred Head Now Wounded

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded is a traditional German hymn written by Hans Leo Hassler. I’ve always loved the melody and chord structure of this song. It’s also [..]

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