First ever physical sale at With a Joyful Noise!! I have been behind in promoting new releases, so there are a couple of books out that I’ve not announced yet on the site or social media. But, these are included in the sale! You can get the books for 20% off, CDs for 10% off.
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I absolutely love the “Glo-o-o-o-o-ria” in “Angels we Have Heard on High!” When my sister/student requested this one for recital, I was more than happy to oblige her and arrange it for piano and violin.
What is your favorite element of a Christmas carol?
|Sheet music available at With a Joyful Noise|
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).
The title song was composed by my sister, Elizabeth. Listen to it on YouTube!
It’s the time of year (and beyond) when I’m working on Christmas recital pieces with my students! I absolutely love this time of year! Here is a piece that I arranged for one of my girls.
Sometimes, I just like simple. Those were pretty much my thoughts as I arranged “Near the Cross” for one of my students a few weeks ago. Simple. Sometimes, simple helps us to really focus on the message.
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.
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!).