The First Noel

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Today, we have an arrangement of:

The First Noel (Classic)

This is one of my favorite hymns, including a verse not in the LDS Hymnbook:

Now let us all with one accord sing praises to our heavenly Lord, that he this wondrous world hath wrought and with His blood mankind hath bought!

I have also arranged this one with That Easter Morn, which you can find here: The First Noel/That Easter Morn

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With Wondering Awe (SA)

 

 

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Faure’s Pavane has always been one of my favorite melodies, and is still used in popular music today. This time, I’ve used it for a Christmas arrangement that tries to capture the wonder of the Wise Men through music.

With Wondering Awe SA(alt)

There is also a solo arrangement, which you can find here:

With Wondering Awe (alt)

(Probably) The Only LDS Hymn about a Steamboat

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This is my arrangement of a ditty that was originally written in honor of “Old Hickory”, Andrew Jackson. It is scored for SATB chorus, fiddle, and banjo. The MIDI file is slightly abbreviated. This arrangement is scored for SATB chorus, fiddle, and banjo. I wrote this happy ballad in honor of Nauvoo, the Prophet, and because there are not a lot of LDS songs about steamboats.

Kurt Kammeyer
Read further history about the steamboat “The Maid of Iowa” and what it had to do with LDS Church history on the PDF.

PDF: The Maid of Iowa

Enduring to the End

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Today, we have an arrangement of:

Enduring to the End

I originally used this tune, which incorporates “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” with President Packer’s words from a General Conference talk. I couldn’t get permission to use the words, but I kept the tune and wrote my own new words about enduring happily until the end of our lives.

The First Noel (SA)

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When I first heard this melody sung by the Norwegian singer, Sissel, I knew I had to use it in an arrangement. This version is a simple one for two-part women.

The First Noel (SA)

There is also a solo version, which you can find here:

The First Noel

All is Well

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PDF: Come, come ye Saints

Many people know that William Clayton wrote the beloved “Come, Come Ye Saints” while the Mormon Pioneers were crossing the plains. You might even know that he wrote it after hearing about the birth of his son. But what you might not know is that he adapted the words from an English funeral hymn that shared the repeated phrase “all is well”. Here’s just s sampling:

What’s this that steals, that steals upon my frame? Is it death, is it death?

That soon will quench, will quench this mortal flame, Is it death, is it death?

If this be death, I soon shall be,

From ev’ry pain and sorrow free, I shall the King of glory see, All is well, all is well!

 

Silent Night

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Today, we have an arrangement of:

Silent Night

I like this one because of its German origins. They hold it so sacred that they only sing it once a year on Christmas Eve. I’ve also arranged it with the sacrament hymn How Great the Wisdom and the Love, which you can find here: How Great the Wisdom