As a brief note, sorry for the continued slow posting. My eye is much better though not out of the woods. Between that and some extraordinarily busy times here, I have been delinquent here this week. I hope to resume my normal schedule next week.
I just published a new arrangement of the hymn “A Child of the King.” which you can purchase here:
If you are a member of the Monthly Hymn Arrangement Club, do not purchase this because it will be coming to you for free via email shortly. If you are not a member of the club and you play hymn arrangements, you should consider joining. You get an arrangement a month for just $19.95/year. (You can learn more and purchase through the link just provided.)
This arrangement features some of the things I really like to do. I will be interested in your thoughts on it. Is it too far out for your taste, right on the edge, or well within your palate? Clearly, the harmony is a bit aggressive (not for all genres but certainly for church music). I actually played a similar arrangement of this song a few years ago at a music conference that caters to conservative churches and I got pushback on it. Let me know what you think.
A lot of the harmony is based on tritone substitutions which I discussed briefly in a post last week. There is also a bit of cross rhythm stuff which I have also discussed recently.
Here is the demo. If you don’t see a video below, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnlGEc-SwxQ