My setting of an old early American hymn tune. It’s sung to a number of different texts.
With the post, Working Musician During a Pandemic, I said that I would be posting tracks from my music director job as they occur (typically, that’s 3 a week) plus one a day on the other days until I’m caught up on all the things I’ve done or used for my job during the pandemic. I’m almost caught up! Once I’m caught up, I’ll only post the continuing ones (as I said above, typically 3 a week…Wednesday, Friday, Sunday).
On the music videos, I’ve been putting a title page and starting the music following it…in other words, the title page is silent. I’m only doing that because I don’t know how to superimpose the titles on a video itself. The problem with doing it this way is that if you want to listen to all the music videos (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUn2RmCFhW2vbOdz7n0Ez-FjHcbFoUMam), there’ll be a silence between every tune where the title page is. That may be a good thing, or it may be a bad thing.
If you’d like to hear all the stuff, just as music, with NO silences in between, then link to https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/music-at-lakewood. That’s not all my music, but it’s all the stuff I’ve used in my job since the pandemic began and my job became 100% cyber.
If you’re interested in more of my stuff, my SoundCloud site has almost all of it back to the stone age: https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones. That profile page spotlights a few pieces that I recommend for first time listeners. I’m listing those below plus a few others.
The title of this movement from Time Grown Old – Images of the Mahabharata, that I composed back 1995, is a literal translation of an actual phrase from the Mahabharata. The entire four movements form a concerto for pipe organ, percussion, and electronic sound. This recording is me as organist, with the University of South Florida Percussion Ensemble, Robert McCormick, Director. It was recorded recorded at the Bayshore Baptist Church, Tampa, Florida.
To listen to today’s Sunday Morning Music, click HERE.
If you decide later you’d like to listen to all four movements, click HERE. Should you listen to the entire piece, please note that movement 2 begins EXTREMELY softly.