Vocal Solos

Alma's Blessing - Soprano, Piano

This is a setting of a passage from the Book of Mormon, Alma 37:35-37. I later orchestrated the song at the request of my friend Dianna Walker for a CD she recorded with the Mormon Youth Symphony. This is the recording presented here.

Come Unto Him - Soprano, Piano

This is an adaptation of a choral arrangement I did many years ago, with parts recomposed. The tune is the familiar folk song, O Waly Waly, or The Water Is Wide. Contact me for more keys.

Did You Think To Pray?

Also known by it’s first line, Ere You Left Your Room This Morning, the message of this hymn is simple yet profound – as most gospel principles are. Read the story of this hymn in my blog.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

This was written for my friend, alto Brenda Lonergan, to sing at an Easter service.  It was one of my father’s favourite hymns.  Mine too. I have received a lot of interest in this arrangement and have subsequently provided several transpositions, as well as duet, trio and quartet versions for several voice types and instrumental soloists.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives - easy Soprano, Flute and Piano

I was asked to create a simplified arrangement for soprano solo and flute. This arrangement uses the hymnbook setting for the piano until the last verse, which borrows elements from the more elaborate arrangement.

Jesus, What A Friend for Sinners - Alto, Piano

This is a hymn text common in many Protestant denominations, sung to the tune Hyfrydol, which Latter-day Saints sing as the sacrament hymn, “In Humility Our Savior”. I have altered the text somewhat and added a new verse. This arrangement was written for my wife’s lovely Alto voice, but I can easily provide alternate keys for higher voices. 

Last Words of Moroni - Soprano, Piano

Written originally as an Alto solo for my wife, this art song is based on the closing verses of the Book of Mormon. Not repertoire for the novice, you will need an excellent pianst.

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning - Soprano, Piano

This arrangement of “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” was adapted from the choir arrangement, with completely re-written accompaniment and free treatment of the melody in the first two verses. This adaptation was done 29 years after the original arrangement and so illustrates both the evolution of my style and the affection I still have for that early arrangement.

More Holiness Give Me - Soprano, Piano

This arrangement was adapted from the choral version. The accompaniment is inspired by the famous Rachmaninoff Prelude in D. The interesting background of this beautiful hymn can be found in my blog.

Secret Prayer - Soprano, Piano

This arrangement puts the melody in the piano for much of the time, while the voice sings a counter-melody. I like the simple, folksy, yet profound messages of these 19th century sacred songs. 

Vocal Duets and Trios

Come Unto Him - Alto, Baritone, Piano

This arrangement also exists for SATB choir as well as vocal solo. The middle section is different in each. Having revised it a few times I’m still not sure which version I like best…

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

This was written for my friend, alto Brenda Lonergan, to sing at an Easter service.  It was one of my father’s favourite hymns.  Mine too. 

More Holiness Give Me - Soprano, Baritone, Piano

This arrangement was adapted from the choral version. The accompaniment is inspired by the famous Rachmaninoff Prelude in D. The interesting background of this beautiful hymn can be found in my blog.

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