So, tonight I rehearsed “Memories of Galilee” with my choir and it was amazing! They went all the way through the second verse and chorus, and it worked out so well. They just took it and ran with it. It’s so exciting for me as a composer to hear people get excited about my work and to hear them really sing it with heart. I can’t wait to hear the whole thing! I’ll probably post a recording or two.
So . . . I’ve never actually posted any of my sheet music up here. Or even talked about it much. Here’s a piece that I’ve been working on since 07/06. Yeah, it’s been a long time.
This is basically an arrangement of a hymn by H.R. Palmer with words by Robert Morris. Mr. Morris wrote the words while on the banks of Galilee. It’s gone by a few other titles such as “Each Cooing Dove,” and “O Galilee,” but I’ve learned that the original title was “Memories of Galilee.”
I was learning a lot when I arranged this (still am), and I’ve spent nearly two years polishing it. I think It’s finally ready, and I’ve started rehearsing this with the chamber choir I conduct. I’m really excited.
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