Okay, so my Christmas album release came and went, Christmas came and went, New Years came and went, and my busy self hasn’t done much with music since the album release – didn’t even blog. So, on a whim, I’m resolving to do one simple improv a day for a month. That means I’m going to sit down at the piano, start the recorder, and play something that’s hopefully never been played before. Then I’ll post the recording on my blog. On Sundays, I’ll do hymn/primary song arrangement improvs.
Anywho, here’s the first, it’s a simple improv arrangement of Beautiful Savior. Not to be confused with my published arrangement of the same song.
This arrangement of The Lord is My Shepherd has been floating around in the musical side of my brain for a number of years now, so I’m excited to finally have it done and put onto sheet music. Psalm 23, which is the basis of the text of this hymn, is probably one of the most quoted scriptures in the world, and for good reason.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Harrah!!! I’ve finally got the piano solo arrangement of We’ll Bring the World His Truth available for sheet music purchase. I had to get permissions from Janice Kapp Perry, so it took a little longer than usual. But now it’s here! To see the real store, go to chashathaway.com, but to save you a step, I’ve pasted all the links so you can buy it right from this page if you want:
Purchase Sheet music for $3.95
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.
I couldn’t resist doing this one as a solo. The tune has such a lonely sound and feel about it, and the message is so intimate that I knew it would be best as a simple low flute solo.