Wendy Fisher's Music

Choral Compositions and Arrangements

Month: May, 2012

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision  <— View the PDF

Be Thou My Vision <— View and listen

Be Thou My Vision is a hymn that I first learned as Wake Now My Senses in Singing the Living Tradition. This is the first hymn that I arranged for piano, and started my project of making piano arrangements of the hymns that I often play in church. I enjoy playing a solo piano version of a hymn that the congregation will sing during the service because I feel it lends continuity to the service as a whole, a little bit of craft and thoughtfulness.  I am under the impression that Be Thou My Vision is not under copyright, and with that understanding, I give you permission to download, print, and perform my arrangement of it.

Sea Horses

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Sea Horses <– Listen and view

 

Sea Horses is a piano piece that I wrote as a prelude for church.  You have my permission to download it, print it, and perform it.

 

 

 

 


For Grace

For Grace <– See and print the PDF

For Grace <–View the live score

For Grace <– Listen to a recording

For Grace is something a little bit different. It’s more of a singing meditation than a song, meant to flow. The instruments and vocalists add layers as they come to them, and the song evolves slowly, slowly, without a traditional or structured format.  I wrote this with religious services in mind, but I am sure there are other places where this song would be appropriate. Also! Today! I am trying out the Reaper Digital Audio Workstation, and have put together a quick recording of this piece so that you can hear what it sounds like… kind of.  I’m still learning the software and hashing together my setup, so forgive the roughness–I’ll get better, smarter, faster, and stronger soon.

 

A Fierce Unrest

 

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A Fierce Unrest <–View and listen

 

This is my piano arrangement of A Fierce Unrest, a hymn that I found in Singing the Living Tradition.  The words come from Don Marquis, and they are spectacular.  As always, it is my belief that this hymn is not under copywrite, and with that understanding I give your permission to download, print, copy, and perform this piece as you will.

For the Beauty of the Earth

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For the Beauty of the Earth is a well-known hymn, and this is my piano arrangement of it. It’s my understanding that the original is not under copywrite, and with that understanding, I give you permission to download, print, and perform my arrangement of it as you would like.

My Prayer

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My Prayer  <–View and listen

My Prayer is a lively song of thanks for a cappella SATB.  Feel free to download it, print it, and perform it–but I would love to hear from you if you do.  My e-mail address is wendyfishersmusic@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Moon Confesses

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Written for S/A with a simple piano accompaniment, The Moon Confesses has Halloween-flavored lyrics. You have my permission to download it, print it, and perform it–and I hope to hear from you if you do. My e-mail address is wendyfishersmusic@gmail.com.

What Wondrous Love

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What Wondrous Love is one of my favorite  hymns.  I discovered it in Singing the Living Tradition, and I found more information about it here.

This arrangement is for solo piano. While the tune is not my own, I believe it is not copywrited. In that context, I give you permission to download my arrangement of this piece, print it, and perform it–but if you like, drop me a line and tell me how it goes!

Waterlight

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Waterlight <–View and listen

 

Waterlight is a piece composed for three wordless a cappella alto voices.  Feel free to download, print, and perform this piece–and I’d love to hear about it if you do.  My e-mail address is wendyfishersmusic@gmail.com.

Prayer to the Spirit of Life

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Prayer to the Spirit of Life <–View and listen

This spiritually inclusive prayer has a simple accompaniment and is set for SAB. Feel free to download it, print it, and perform it–and if you do, I’d love to hear about it.  My e-mail address is wendyfishersmusic@gmail.com.