Category: Music Composition

Farewell Recital

https://www.spcathedral.org/upcoming-events/2021/6/13/farewell-recital-for-marco-jimenez Marco has been my private composition student since he was 14 (maybe it was 13… can’t remember). He starts with dual enrollment at Julliard and Columbia this fall. I highly encourage your attendance either in person or live streamed. He is exceptional.

Charlestown

Easter Sunday was the first Sunday I returned to playing services in-person. It had been more than a year. The Easter videos for last year were among the very first in our effort to continue to provide spiritual community only via the internet. I’ve… Continue Reading “Charlestown”

Music for March 14, 2021 in-person service

GATHERING MUSIC: Basse et Dessus de Trompette — Clérambault PRELUDE: Feuilles Volantes #1  – Duparc MUSIC 1: Il Pleut Bergère — French folk song MUSIC 2: je ne cuit pas — Machaut (1300-1377) OFFERTORY:  May We See Your Radiant Face — HKJ (USF Chamber Singers, Dr. John Richmond, dir., recorded in 1980s) PREPARATION… Continue Reading “Music for March 14, 2021 in-person service”

Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley

I keep feeling like I play this a little too “finger snappin’ cowboy Jesus whistlin’ down the road,” but one undeniable feature of African-American music, of which this song is one, is that no matter how dire the suffering expressed, there is a note—always!–of… Continue Reading “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley”

Resignation

This arrangement is based on the tune, Resignation, from Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, compiled by William Walker and published in 1835.

The Turtle Dove

This based on a tune from Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, complied by William Walker, first published in 1835. This setting is arrangement and performed by Lakewood UCC music director, Hilton Kean Jones and is part of a digital album to be released later… Continue Reading “The Turtle Dove”

Ubi Caritas

Another in a lead-up to Valentine’s Day. This piece is part of the set, “Roma,” from my album CANTUS. The translation of the text of the chant can be found at http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Hymni/UbiCaritas.html.

I Look to Thee in Every Need

GOD’S EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS, PRECIOUS LORD TAKE MY HAND

This is the first of 5 daily videos leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday.

2020 Favorites

This is a short compilation of 5 of my favorite videos from 2020. The tracks are part of a 21 song digital album, “simple songs,” you can purchase for $7 at https://hiltonjones.bandcamp.com/album/simple-songs or stream for free at https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/simple-songs.

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