- Sunshine...d__-_ pdf (view, print, download)
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If you sing/use this song, please contact the composer and say thank you to Amanda Christensen!
Voicing/Instrumentation: SAB, SATB, TB, 2 part choir, Vocal Solo
We also have other 4 arrangements of "There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today".
See more from Amanda Christensen.
Dedication of Buildings
Diligence/Commitment/Endure to End
Gathering of Israel
Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit
Individual Worth/Self Esteem
Music and Song (topic)
Trust in God
Truth/Wisdom and Knowledge
Youth/Young Men/Young Women
Comments for this piece:
From Katrine Miner: Gorgeous! Love the melody and text together, and the harmony is just enough to compliment, not overshadow the melody.
From Bonnie Ford: I must admit, I had reservations about this hymn arrangement but as soon as I listened to it, I felt as though I had heard it before. I have never heard the Primary song that you speak of, but the arrangement you have put together speaks to the sunshine that comes through a peaceful sunrise after a stormy night of trial, "For weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Through the graceful style of the music and arrangement of the harmonies, this is the image that comes to my mind. I love the hymnal version, but that arrangement invokes an image of the bright sun at noon day, which is great! But sometimes the most powerful sunshine can be felt after enduring a night of storms. Thank you for sharing your gifts a talents. I will surely have my choir sing this piece! Thanks again.
More about Amanda Christensen:
I studied piano and choir at BYU-Idaho and continue performing and composing here in Plano, TX.
UPDATE NOV 2015 - This song has been edited from the 2014 version and is MUCH better. If you have an old copy, toss it and try out the new one! Thanks for the wonderful stories that have been shared with me about this song!
One day, while cleaning the house, I was humming "There is Sunshine in my Soul." After a while, I realized I wasn't humming the right tune! It took a minute to figure out why the tune was so familiar. After puzzling over it, I realized it was an uncommon primary song my mother had taught us: "An Angel Came to Joseph Smith." The verses of the hymn fit perfectly with the tune of the song.
I dedicated this song to my grandparents, Lynn and Shirley Nielson. They have spent their lives spreading sunshine to many people all over the world. They were both missionaries in Samoa, Alaska, and Idaho. He fought in World War II. They raised 5 children at the base of Manti Canyon and instilled them all with a strong legacy of loyalty and faith in the Lord. I have felt their “sunshine” uplift and warm my soul many times.
IF YOU FEEL INTIMIDATED BY THE KEY SIGNATURE, just remember that if they are all flat except F, you will have an easier time. How often do you get to go back to playing on just the black keys? :)
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