COVID-19 and Service

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In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, I find the following words from Martin Luther (circa the 16th century) both comforting and convicting: "I shall ask God mercifully to protect…

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“Borning Cry” Backing Track

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Five years ago (wow!) I created a custom backing track arrangement of “Borning Cry” for my wedding. It’s occurred to me that others may want to use this piece, so here it is (right-click links to save): [mp3 | wav]

Feel free to use this however you wish, but please credit the original author of the hymn: John Ylvisaker.

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Praise Band Winds – Noel

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https://youtu.be/5Vwu-t7QRaE MuseScore: Noel [C] PDF (Concert C): Noel [C] PDF (Concert Bb): Noel [D] PDF (Concert Eb): Noel [A]

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Praise Band Winds – Joy to the World

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https://youtu.be/8yLBq8MEFEs MuseScore: Joy to the World [C] PDF (Concert C): Joy to the World [C] PDF (Concert Bb): Joy to the World [D] PDF (Concert Eb): Joy to the World [A]

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Praise Band Winds – Go Tell it on the Mountain

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https://youtu.be/H_TnSwrNeWY MuseScore: Go Tell it on the Mountain [D] PDF (Concert C): Go Tell it on the Mountain [D] PDF (Concert Bb): Go Tell it on the Mountain [E] PDF (Concert Eb): Go…

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Praise Band Winds – Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

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https://youtu.be/WFuC9e2SC_U MuseScore: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [E] PDF (Concert C): Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [E] PDF (Concert Bb): Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [F#] PDF (Concert Eb): Come Thou Long Expected Jesus…

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Praise Band Winds – All Glory Be To Christ

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https://youtu.be/eXTybJGvYks MuseScore: All Glory Be to Christ [D-E] PDF (Concert C): All Glory Be to Christ [D-E] PDF (Concert Bb): All Glory Be to Christ [E-F#] PDF (Concert Eb): All Glory Be to Christ…

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MOB Arrangements – Louie Louie & Shout

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Two staples of the Rice University Marching Owl Band (MOB) music library are Louie Louie and Shout; as a result, (the original recordings of) these selections frequently get played at…

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The Water is Wide

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I recently had the great pleasure of playing "The Water is Wide" on accordion for a wedding. As part of that process, I took the time to transcribe the melody…

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