My setting of an old early American hymn tune. It’s sung to a number of different texts.
The tune name of this famous Hymn is St Anne. The words are equally famous: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past.” Seems like an appropriate text for these days. This rendition has all 6 verses as found in NCH #25. There’s a very… Continue Reading “ST ANNE with descants plus 3 chorale preludes on the tune”
As part of my job as music director at Lakewood UCC, I write a lot of original music (original hymns, anthems, solo keyboard pieces, hymn-tune settings). Because of the corona virus lockdown, I’ve been doing all those same things, but for online posts by… Continue Reading “Come, O Spirit, with Your Sound”
For me, the best part of having a church gig, is having an excuse to write original music and arrangements that serve a purpose in the real world and which must realistically fit the performance conditions/capabilities. This is one such piece, fresh today. It’s… Continue Reading “O Loving Founder Of The Stars”