Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!

Enjoy the music of the season!

A First Christmas Duet: beginner piano duet, PDF

Christmas to Me: vocal solo or group sing, PDF

God Bless Us, Everyonevocal solo or group singPDF

Here We Come A-Caroling: intermediate piano solo, PDF

If Stars and Sheep Could Speakvocal soloPDFduetPDF

O Holy Night: vocal solo, PDF

Oh, How Joyfully (O du fröhliche): SATB choir and piano, PDF

Merry Christmas, and may God bless us, everyone!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

God Bless Us, Everyone

God Bless Us, Everyone: A Christmas Carol, PDF, mp3
for Voice and Piano

I recently finished reading Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. As I read of the change of heart that Scrooge experienced, I felt the music inside his words:

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the Year. I will live in the Past, the Present and the Future. The Spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach" (Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Barnes and Noble Classic. 81).

Each of us can keep the Christmas Spirit with us throughout the year as we look for opportunities to serve and help others. Scrooge learned it and changed his heart and the lives of those around him. Such can be our opportunity with those with whom we come in contact.

May the Spirit of Christmas and the Peace of our Savior be with each of us this Christmastime, and always.

God Bless Us, Everyone!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Oh, How Joyfully (O du fröliche)

Oh, How Joyfully, PDF, audio file
for SATB Choir and Piano

This is my favorite German Christmas carol! O du fröliche! This carol is Christmas to me. (Don't worry, only the first two phrases are in German!)

This song joyfully welcomes in the Christmas season with singing and dancing! Don't be scared by the 7/8 time signature; just play the dance! This time of year really is "Joy to the World"!