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Home on the Range

October 19th, 2010 No comments

Home on the Range

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Chorus:
Home, home on the range;
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Where the air is so pure, the zephyrs so free,
The breezes so balmy and light,
That I would not exchange my home on the range
For all the cities so bright.

The red man was pressed from this part of the West,
He’s likely no more to return
To the banks of the Red River where seldom if ever
Their flickering campfires burn.

How often at night when the heavens are bright
With the light of the glittering stars,
Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed
If their glory exceeds that of ours.

Oh, I love these wild flowers in the dear land of ours;
The curlew I love to hear scream;
And I love the white rocks and the antelope flocks
That graze on the mountain-tops green.

Oh, give me a land where the bright diamond sand
Flows leisurely down the stream;
Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along
Like a maid in a heavenly dream.

Then I would not exchange my home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Three Tenors

June 4th, 2010 No comments

It’s just amazing to me how absolutely beautiful music is. I found this link to three Italian tenors, age 14, who sing like they are …. well, they sing great.

You be the judge. Click here for the link and let me know what you think. It’s all in Italian, so enjoy.

I wish these guys were in my ward… that’s what I’m thinking.

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Sweet Hour of Prayer

March 14th, 2010 1 comment

I made a very nice discovery today. I found Katherine Wright and downloaded some of her arrangements.

I don’t know her but would very much like to meet her. From her site I’ve learned that she is a pianist, teacher, and composer who lives in Albuquerque, NM. You can feel from the loveliness of her arrangements how much she loves what she does. I spent some time on her site, read her biography and looked at her arrangements. They are very very nice.

Gigi and I sat down and and went through her arrangement of Sweet Hour of Prayer. It is simply beautiful! The piece is the hymnal version of Sweet Hour of Prayer, very nicely arranged with a violin part.

Sweet Hour of Prayer opens with a piano and violin duet. Sopranos and Altos sing in harmony the first few lines and then are joined by the men. The piece is interspersed with the piano/violin duet accompanying the choir. In the middle of the piece is a section where the choir, violin and piano play together, no words, just a beautiful mixture of music and spirit.

Well done, Katherine. Thank you so much for this piece. I’m excited to have my choir try it.

You can get a link to Katherine’s site by clicking here or by looking under Additional Music Sources on this site. I hope she’s okay with my linking this site to hers.

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