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”
This arrangement is based on the tune, Resignation, from Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, compiled by William Walker and published in 1835.
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”
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.
This is the first of 5 daily videos leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday.
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.
An English melody, harmonized by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The trumpet descants are mine.