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Voicing/Instrumentation: Piano Solo
We also have other 26 arrangements of "If You Could Hie to Kolob".
Plan of Salvation/Premortal Life
Comments for this piece:
From Linnell Fowers: I love your arrangement of this song and the backstory behind it! Thank you for sharing. It is absolutely beautiful!
From Nicole Cornaby: This is a gorgeous arrangement! I plan to perform it in sacrament meeting soon. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
More about Emily Schramm:
I am 21 years old and I'm a vocalist, cellist, and pianist. I began composing while serving an LDS mission in Carlsbad, California.
One of my favorite hymns, I couldn’t resist arranging it. I did this work on my mission, and it was a very spiritual experience. Interlaced into this hymn is the primary song “To Think About Jesus." It was added as a partial joke at first. My companion and I were in the chapel with the elders, and one of them was being silly and laughing uncontrollably. I couldn’t figure out what was missing in this piece, and I somehow reminded him to be reverent in the chapel. He started singing into the empty wooden tissue box next to the podium, “It shouldn’t be hard, to sit very still….” I figured it out on the piano, and I had very real experiences with the Atonement as I prayed in my heart for the Savior to help me play a small portion of how it felt for Him to suffer on the cross. If I was playing too lightly or quickly through it, He would whisper to me, “I didn’t breeze through that. Its much deeper than what you’re playing.” I received a priesthood blessing in that same chapel, where Heavenly Father shared with me that He gave me my talents to bring others to the Savior, and by so doing would bring me closer as well. No truer words. I love Him, and nothing compares to the feelings of closeness and affection I feel when I am playing for Him.