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.
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.