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More about Chad Staten:
>>Please take a moment to rate/review any of my music if you use it.<< Your feedback is very important to me. I'd love to hear how you used it, and how it went for you! Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome! Chad (Staten rhymes with Dayton) started on the violin in third grade in Logan, UT. At the age of eight, he sang in a stake primary children's choir at the Logan Tabernacle. This first real encounter with the organ deeply impressed him, and cemented in his mind a desire to play the organ. After his family moved to Beeville, a small town 60 miles from anywhere in south Texas during fifth grade, he switched to the piano because of limited orchestra resources in town. Chad was called to be a ward organist and choir accompanist starting in high school, and has served in those positions almost continuously ever since. He was an Organ Performance and Pedagogy major at BYU, where he studied with Richard Elliott, and played harpsichord and other instruments in the Early Music Ensemble under the direction of Doug Bush. He currently serves as a Guest Organist on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Chad loves to compose, particularly for choir and organ. To support his music addiction, he works as an airline pilot and enjoys playing many different pipe organs at various destinations in the United States and Canada. Please take a moment to let me know if you have enjoyed or found useful anything I have posted here. And of course, please tell me if you find any errors!
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This hymn tune is not one of my favorites. Some of my creative work comes out of a sense of needing to dress up those things which don't have as great an appeal to me. I thought I had posted this long ago, but my son asked for it yesterday. I told him to look on this site, but it wasn't here. Now it is. I wrote this in such a way that you can use it for all verses, if desired. The pedal part is dead simple. Use variation in your solo stops to create interest.

 

 

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