Come, Come Ye Saints

Come Come Ye Saints

On Wednesday, a friend called and asked if I could help her perform the hymn, Come, Come Ye Saints, at a 24th of July celebration (which is basically Utah’s birthday, for the benefit of all you out-of-staters), so I threw together an arrangement, and we performed it on Thursday. It went awesome! She has a great voice, and the performance went well. So on Friday I located a piano and touched up the arrangement to make it a piano solo. So here’s the tune! You’ll notice that I recorded it on a real piano. I’m curious what people think about the sound. I’m not sure I like it better than my GarageBand piano that I usually use, but I’d love to get your input. Obviously I need to work on the best placing for the microphone, but how does this sound compare with the GarageBand piano I use on all my other pieces? Also, let me know if you’d be interested in buying the sheet music for this piece if I made it.

Need Music for Your Blog?

I finally got around to putting my Hymn Arrangements on playlist.com. So if you have one of those cool little playlists on your blog or website, then pick a tune on the playlist below and click the little “add” button to add the song it to your playlist. Come on, you know you want to! If you don’t have a playlist on your blog, it’s easy to set up. Let me know in the comments and I’ll give you a little tutorial.

While you’re at it, feel free to add some of my original stuff from my newest CD, The Ancestor. It will be fuuuuuuunnnnn! Just do it. Come oooooonnnn, Everybody’s doing it
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Need Blog Music?

I finally got around to putting my Hymn Arrangements on playlist.com. So if you have one of those cool little playlists on your blog or website, then pick a tune on the playlist below and click the little “add” button to add the song it to your playlist. Come on, you know you want to! If you don’t have a playlist on your blog, it’s easy to set up. Let me know in the comments and I’ll give you a little tutorial.

While you’re at it, feel free to add some of my original stuff from my newest CD, The Ancestor. It will be fuuuuuuunnnnn! Just do it. Come oooooonnnn, Everybody’s doing itsubliminalmessage:click”add”subliminalmessage:click”add”subliminalmessage:click”add”

Christmas CD: Still, Still, Still

Still, Still, Still (sample)

I’ve almost got all of the music for my Christmas CD written and recorded. In the next two weeks it will be completed! Yay!

I’ve promised Willowrise that I won’t release full recordings of the pieces. I battled that a bit, but they’re probably right that it will sell more CDs and downloads if you only get to hear samples. Sorry about that. But since the most obvious way to support an artist is to buy their stuff, it makes sense. I hope you don’t think I’m trying to keep something from you, because even though I’d love for you to buy it, I’d rather you hear and not buy the music than neither hear nor buy it! But watch for contests and stuff, because I’ll be giving stuff out for free as much as possible!

So I’m going to post samples that are between one and one and a half minutes long. So all the samples will be less than half of the song. I’ll probably post these samples again as Christmas Approaches, so don’t freak out if you see them showing up again in a couple months!

Anyway, enjoy!

Chas