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My first introduction to music was playing the trumpet in an elementary school band. How many of those do you see anymore? In Junior High I took up singing and performed in various choirs and musicals through high school and college. When I was called as ward music chairman and took on the additional responsibilities of ward choir director, I wanted to see of I could arrange music for the choir. Many of those early attempts were...well...awful. But I had a very forgiving Bishop and patient accompanists and choir and I continued to learn. I am now stake music chairman and have inflicted slightly less atrocious arrangements on otherwise unsuspecting congregations. I also currently sing with Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, a multi-denominational choral movement spanning five western states in the USA. My experience in MCO has had a profound influence on how I look at music, what it means, and why it is important to understand meaning behind notes and lyrics when performing it. I hope that what I leave here is not as awful as I have suggested that it might be with this introduction, but either way, know that there is a little piece of my soul in everything you will find from me here. Please provide feedback on my work. That is the only way I will learn.
I currently sing with Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, a multi-denominational choral movement spanning five states in the western US. We recently performed a work by Dr. Joni Jensen from our Texas chapter called Come After Me, which captures the idea of "taking up the cross" and following Christ (and is absolutely gorgeous). For some reason, as we rehearsed that number my mind kept turning to the phrase "feed my sheep" and Dr. Jensen's number naturally led me to Come, Follow Me. I decided to attempt to meld these two ideas together in a manner that (only just barely) hints at what I felt while performing Come After Me. This is the result. This is not your typical ward choir number. There is a lot of (deliberate) dissonance that takes a long time to resolve. So have a good listen to it before you try to use it. It will be super-easy for parts to get pulled off track, so every vocal part will need to be very strong. Don't let them "fix" it. It isn't broken.
Also a note about the accompaniment. You'll see there's not much to it. It is dirt simple (also deliberate) because I wanted the focus to be on the choir. You can try it without the accompaniment, but I think it can help the choir stay on track. Your call. Please give me feedback if you decide to look at this. I would love to hear what you have to say.