December 4, 2018

New Resources, 12/4

Here are a number of new congregational resources posted on Grace Music this week, with an emphasis on rhythm band and accompanying solo instruments. Upon a Live I Have Not Lived lead sheet with solo violin or clarinet   The Perfect Wisdom of Our God […]
December 2, 2018

Two Christmas solos with piano and orchestra

With Christmas less than a month away, here are two original Christmas songs arranged for soloists with piano and orchestra. Both of these arrangements will be premiered in our church’s annual Christmas concerts, December 7-9. God of God This is an original Christmas hymn written […]
November 27, 2018

New Congregational Resources, 11/27

Here are a number of new congregational resources posted on Grace Music this week. Lead On, O King Eternal (Enfield) full orchestration, with links to video performance   Beautiful Savior added lead sheet, solo violin   All I Have is Christ lead sheet, orchestration, easy […]
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 […]