Go, Tell it on the Mountain | Violin Solo

I have loved the bounciness of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” ever since I can remember. Last year, I arranged this variation for one of my violin students, and this year, another of my students is enjoying it. Most of my violin pieces have an accompaniment, but not this one: violin solo all the way!

 

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Christmas is a Gift | CD Now Available for Orders!

Last year, I rush-recorded a piano solo album in time for Christmas. This year, it’s ready for ordering! Sign up to claim your copy now!! (CDs should be available to ship at the end of November) CDs are $12 each plus $3 shipping and handling (USA only–don’t worry, it will be available on digital platforms internationally in a few weeks).

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The title song was composed by my sister, Elizabeth. Listen to it on YouTube!

 

O Come, All Ye Faithful (from The Solid Rock album)

Several years ago, I recorded my first piano album, “The Solid Rock.” At the time, I thought it very well might be the only piano album I would be able to record (God’s plans surely aren’t ours, and I’m happy about that!). Because this was a once-in-a-lifetime event (or so I thought), it was a combination of all of my arrangements at the time: year 2012. That being said, one of the arrangements featured on this CD is none other than “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Since it is nearing Christmastime, it needs a little revisit from me, as well as a delightful little sharing with you all via YouTube.
For the first time since 2012, the sheet music is now available for purchase! I am planning on working toward publishing the entire collection in sheet music form, but for now, you’ll have to be satisfied with just this one.
If you’d like to add it to your music library, MP3 singles are for sale here (or look them up on your favorite digital music server like Apple Music, iTunes, or Amazon).

 

Oh, How I Love Jesus | Violin, Piano Duet

I have enjoyed teaching violin the last couple of years. Before we moved, I had about four violin students. But at the time being, I have thirteen violin students (one video student in Nigeria!). One of my favorite things to do is to arrange hymns for them to play in church. I love that most of my students strongly desire to share their music for God’s glory.
Here is one that I recently arranged for a student to play (recorded by myself).
Sheet music available at WAJN

 

Two Piano Solos, Two Levels: Just as I Am

Last week, I wanted to arrange “Just as I Am” for a student. So, I compiled a couple of verses and went to save… “This file already exists.” Oh wait! I already *had* an arrangement of the song! However, it was a slightly higher level. 😉 But, since it was in the archives, I brushed it up a little and decided to give you two variations of the favorite invitation hymn–two different levels.

Sheet music available at WAJN

And then the slightly more advanced version:

 

Sheet music available at WAJN

 

Standing on the Promises | Advanced Piano Solo

A few years ago, I began arranging an advanced piano solo. It actually began when my family and I were singing at a church. Before service, I was playing around on the church piano just for fun. It’s interesting, but sometimes playing on a different piano will inspire different ideas. As I played, I threw in a descending scale-type progression where I went down, retraced a note up then went down further, etc. It was a keeper-idea, and before long, the Lord allowed me to piece it together with “Standing on the Promises” (you’ll hear that progression throughout the arrangement).

However, after about halfway into the song, I hit a brick wall. I put the piece down for about nine months (in that time, we actually moved states–so a lot went on between measure one and the final bar line in this piece!). I loved the beginning and it was such fun to play, but I didn’t have an ending. As I thought about it, I’d pray for ideas, pull it out, toy with it, and let it set again. Finally, there was a breakthrough and God gave me just the ideas I needed to finish the arrangement.

Now, about two years later, I’ve finally gotten around to recording it to share with you all!

 

The sheet music for this is available at WAJN (but I’ll give warning, it is advanced–there are a lot of notes in the ten pages!).