November 14, 2018

“The Music and Faith of J.S. Bach”: Daniel Overly, pianist

Last weekend we had the privilege of hosting Dr. Daniel Overly, a Fellow in collaborative piano at Yale. In addition to being an outstanding pianist, Daniel is an articulate speaker who loves to talk all things Bach. Daniel performed an exquisite concert comprised entirely of […]
November 7, 2018

Dorico: an interview with Daniel Spreadbury

This summer I switched from Finale to Dorico for all my writing and arranging. The process has been well worth the time and effort, and it’s completely transformed my workflow for lead sheets, piano scores, and orchestrations. Meanwhile, Dorico continues to improve with every new […]
October 21, 2018

Playing from charts, part 4: Basic and alternate voicings

Previous posts Part 1: Introduction and stylistic function Part 2: Basic chord voicings Part 3: More basic chord voicings   Dear Nigel, I’ve written out basic voicings for 19 more songs, for a total of 31—one for every day of the month. These 31 songs […]
October 10, 2018

New Instrumental and Choral Resources, 10/10

Here are some exciting new instrumental and choral resources posted on Grace Music this week: Gesu Bambino (SATB, piano, orchestra) A gentle setting of this classic Christmas anthem for choir, piano, and orchestra. Can be performed with choir and piano only. Choral parts are fairly […]
October 4, 2018

Playing from charts, part 3: More basic chord voicing

Previous posts Part 1: Introduction and stylistic function Part 2: Basic chord voicings Since this series of posts on playing from charts is actually written for the benefit of my students, I’m changing the format to a series of letters. Names have been changed to […]
September 30, 2018

New Resources, 9/30

Here are some new congregational resources posted on Grace Music this week:   His Mercy is More lead sheet, piano score, solo violin, hymnal score   My Faith Has Found a Resting Place added string quartet accompaniment to existing arrangement   Behold Our God (Sovereign […]