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Comments for this piece:
From Kari: This arrangement is beautiful, simple and reverent. I used it as accompaniment for a congregational hymn today, adding in the melody notes in a few spots. We encouraged the congregation to sing the melody (unison). Its range is comfortable for me (a low alto). This setting helps the text feel more personal. I love it!
From Colleen Owen: I love how this arrangement brings out with beauty and sensitivity the meaning and depth of this message of this hymn. It is simple, but the beauty and richness of the accompaniment magnifies the spirit of the message. Our stake choir has sung this with an organ accompaniment which it adapts nicely to, and our ward choir has also sung this. Works well for small and medium size choirs. Highly recommend!
More about Rachel Mohlman:
Rachel Pettit Mohlman has always loved music. She started writing music as a pre-teen and continues to spend her spare time writing, arranging, playing and performing. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Music Education with a choral emphasis. She enjoys being a full-time wife and mother (which is why sometimes the music comes slowly. . . where's all that spare time she mentioned?) Don't worry, there will be more coming! Anna Mohlman Molgard graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Music with an emphasis in Media Music. She enjoys working in many aspects of the music business, particularly creating new works. Inspired by requests for various pieces, she founded Faithsong Publications LLC to provide well-crafted music written for sacred use. She has a gift for listening to the Spirit and strives to allow the Lord to guide her in using her talents to build His kingdom. To read more of Anna's work, visit her blogs: http://mygoodreport.blogspot.com/ http://www.praiseworthywords.blogspot.com/
At the suggestion of my Stake Music Chair, I decided to use this hymn as a warm-up with my ward choir. We sang it for many weeks from the hymnbook working on parts, then blend, intonation, following the conductor, etc. I wanted to sing it in church, but desired an arrangement using the parts they already knew. This arrangement came quickly one Sunday afternoon after weeks of pondering. It is simple and reverent, reflecting the text's message of gratitude and love for Christ.
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