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Arrangement analysis: “Like a River Glorious”

I said I would circle back to this arrangement and talk about a few things so let me do that today. I have talked about many of these things before; in fact, this arrangement is just about as solidly in my preferred wheelhouse as anything I write. Let’s start with the introduction and in particular, […]

Arrangement analysis: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

I have a few teaching moments from the arrangement that I published last week. We have already discussed the overall feel of the piece. When you hear this song typically, it is grand and a bit ponderous. I took a sort of wistful approach but it works with the lyrics just as well I think. […]

Analyzing "Hiding in Thee" (Part 1)

A week or so ago, I put out a new free arrangement on the hymn “Hiding in Thee.” Today, let’s talk about it. There is something going on there that is a bit unique (at least for me). Two quick terms that you learn as you study the history of music are polyphony and homophony. […]