“Borning Cry” Backing Track

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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MOB Arrangements – Louie Louie & Shout

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 MOB weddings (among other events). It seems that, every time this happens, folks remark how different (and how much longer) they are compared to the MOB arrangements. So, I’ve rectified that.

The following are the original artist recordings of these songs, but re-cut to match the MOB arrangements. Hopefully future MOB-sters can avoid rotator-cuff injuries by dancing to these revisions rather than the uber-long originals. Enjoy!

MP3: Louie Louie
WAV: Louie Louie
MP3: Shout
WAV: Shout

Oh, and if you do use either of these, be sure to support the original artist by purchasing a copy as well. 😎

Original Louie Louie: https://www.amazon.com/Louie/dp/B000QP6SVY
Original Shout: https://www.amazon.com/Shout-Pts-1-2/dp/B013XBW1OA

The Water is Wide

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 and the (wicked) accordion solo from Karla Bonoff‘s recording. Since this was a bit of a challenge (lots of sixteenth note triplets to work out), I figured I’d share the sheet music with the digital universe. Enjoy!

PDF: The Water is Wide
MuseScore: The Water is Wide

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