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Nullabor

A minimalist piano piece inspired by a road trip across the Nullabor, the stretch of road between Adelaide and Perth in Australia. After an interrupted start, it expands into a […]

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Blue Skies

Blue Skies, arranged for Violin, Viola and Cello. Advanced Intermediate due to double stops in Cello and Violin part, and use of swung rhythm.Written in 1926 as a last minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical, Betsy, the audience on opening night demanded 24 encores of this piece from Belle Baker. It has since been recorded by many artists, including […]

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The Power of Jesus Christ will Reign

A fun, boppy, composition suitable for performance in church. The lyrics of the Chorus read:And we thank you Lord Jesus for the things you’ve done,We’ve got a new heart from you and a new spirit too,and we will shout all your praises from the highest of heightsFor we are cleansed of our sins by the Lord Jesus Christ. This is […]

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Wonder-working Power

A driving arrangement of this wonderful hymn. The inspiration for this version came from playing this hymn at a young men’s spiritual retreat, where they would shout out an echo of the word “Power” in the chorus. This arrangement is an attempt to capture that passion and energy. The choral parts include some syncopation, but the higher difficulty is due […]

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People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield

Arrangement for String Quartet. Starts in Db and modulates to D major. Melody passes through all instruments. “People Get Ready” was written by Curtis Mayfield, and was first a hit for the Impressions, with noteworthy covers by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck, and Human Nature. Rolling Stone magazine named it the 24th greatest song of […]

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Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

This modern hymn by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend is a thoughtful prayer to the Holy Spirit. It is an invitation to enter into a worship space, but also a challenge suitable for a response or a sending out. I currently have two arrangements of this piece. First is an arrangement which has the melody line, with a piano part […]