b Riding East: Be Still, My Soul

Friday, March 25, 2011

Be Still, My Soul

David Crowder asked me to do a musical number for the Valparaiso ward in a few weeks. Went back to this piece I wrote in '06 and created an arrangement for alto, baritone, and piano. One of my favorite hymns remains "Be Still, My Soul" from Mr. Sibelius.

Frankly the structure of this modest 'arrangement' is limited and metrically I find it quite square. I was tempted to rewrite here (five years later), but alas, I can't bring myself to do it. It is what it is. We'll see how it sounds in a few weeks.

I've dedicated the piece to the Apostle, Neil Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is such a wonderful leader and person. I would like to honor him.

Be Still Arrangement


Blogger John Pisciotta said...

Excellent Jeff.

9:18 AM  

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