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Just finished the Christmas piano solo of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” this morning!
One of my readers requested that I arrange an intermediate level of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. This piano arrangement may appear to be late intermediate level but the technical side of it may qualify for an early advanced level piano solo.
Regardless of the outcome, I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I had writing it!
Working on an early advanced arrangement of “God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen”.
This one has been more challenging than “In the Bleak of Midwinter” as far as coming up with ideas for the arrangement. Some of my Spanish classical influence will appear in this piece.
Hope to complete it soon!
I’m on track to publish “In the Bleak Midwinter” by tonight after church.
For those just tuning in… I’m publishing a free advanced Christmas piano solo of “In the Bleak Midwinter”.
The melody and text of this song fit so well together! I thoroughly enjoyed trying to depict the setting of a calm winter’s night as a backdrop to this hymn.
Sorry for not posting last week. We had to leave unexpectedly out of town for our daughter-in-law who had a miscarriage with a couple complications as well.
We have witnessed God’s amazing grace through it all. I should be back to a normal schedule this coming week.
Just wanted to explain my temporary absence…recovering from surgery.
Not able to sit for more than few minutes at computer. That will change in time 🙂
The doctor gave me a four to six week recovery.
The surgery was successful with several setbacks during recovery but now on the mend 🙂
Thanks SO much for your prayers! I can’t wait to start writing again!
“Simply trusting every day…trusting Jesus that is all.”
Just want to apologize to my readers for getting the major & minor chord descriptions backwards. At least I was consistent! 🙂
No….seriously, I just shouldn’t have been working on it so late at night. To ease your minds….I do know the following:
4 half steps = Major 3rd
3 half steps = minor 3rd
Thanks to a reader that brought the mistake to my attention 🙂 I do appreciate that. Now everyone can read the correct information in the following lesson:
“How to Add Chord Substitutions: Lesson 4”
I just want everyone squared away and ready for the grand finale lesson in this series of “How to Add Chord Substitutions”
*Please keep us in your prayers as my husband will be having surgery this month as well as myself, plus a grandson being born…all within one week of each other.
My posting may be less frequent during my recovery time but am trying to build up a few articles that will post automatically during my recovery time.
I thoroughly enjoy writing music and sharing ideas with you all! God has truly blessed me with some wonderful readers!
Just so you know…I’m feverishly working on a huge project that I want to finish as SOON as possible!
Here’s what I’m working on…
1. Finishing up “God Can” SAB choir arrangement
2. Congregational Hymnal for Church Pianists (HUGE project!)
I’m very excited about both of these projects but it takes turning off the world around me and staying in my gopher hole until I complete them!
(Our prelude lasts anywhere from five to ten minutes…depending on how soon I can make it to the piano.) I usually play two verses per hymn.
Power in the Blood (B flat major)
When I See the Blood ( C Major)
Nothing but the Blood ( G Major)
Are You Washed in the Blood? (A flat major)
The sheet contains the final phrase of each hymn; followed by the key change to connect each hymn in the list above.
Click here to download Free Piano Prelude on the “Blood of Jesus”