New arrangement: A Child of the King

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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:

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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:


One thought on “New arrangement: A Child of the King

  1. Judy says:

    I love the harmonies and this arrangement. I am conservative in my music standards it not into jazz, , yet I don’t have a problem with unique and beautiful harmonies. If you check out music from the 1950s to 1970s of John W. Peterson as an example, they used some really nice chords and advanced harmonies. I think sadly that Christian music has gotten away from that and dumbed down the music.

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