Take My Life, and Let it Be | Violin Quartet

Another first for WAJN: Violin quartet. 🙂 I have enjoyed arranging for string ensembles for a few years now, but as with most things, I tend to do it when I have a specific reason to do it. Well, now with about ten violin students, I have a reason! We have a homeschool tea coming up, and one of the coordinators asked if I could get a few of my students to pull something together. The theme of the tea is “Celebrating our Individuali-tea.” I thought there was no better hymn to use than “Take My Life,” because no matter how different we are, God can still use our lives for His purposes.

I recorded myself (double and triple 😉 ) so that everyone could hear the song as a completion.

If you’re interested in the music, it can be purchased here.
 
Do you play violin? If so, have you ever played in an ensemble or orchestra?

Hymn Favorites Collection One (and Giveaway!)

Today, I’m excited to announce the start of a new music series!

 

These are specifically for the late beginner/early intermediate pianist. Those who are around this level…

 

I didn’t want to sell these pieces as individuals, because, to me, $.99 is a little much for one page of music. So, three songs are for $1.99. 🙂 Here is a sampling of them.
Annnnd… as I promised, a giveaway! I’ve not given away much sheet music, but I know that several of my readers are this level or have students this level, so I’d be more than happy to give away a digital copy. 🙂 Just follow the Rafflecoptor instructions. 😉

Hallelujah! What a Savior | Piano Solo

When I was about seven, we started going to a new church. If we had sung “Hallelujah! What a Savior” before then, I honestly don’t remember it. This was the pastor’s favorite song, so we got to know if very well. I used to play it all exuberant and loud. But when I got to reading the words…reflective is also a good style for it.

One of my favorite things about this arrangement is that it is arranged using simple timing (no eighth notes).
Information about the sheet music here.