New Piece “I Wonder as I Wander”

Last March, during the ACDA convention in Dallas, Dr. Staheli and I met up and talked about the possibility of writing an arrangement for the combined choirs and philharmonic at BYU for their annual Christmas concert. After a few ideas, we settled on an arrangement of “I Wonder as I Wander,” based on an Appalachian folk hymn.

I love the haunting, reflective feeling of this Christmas hymn. The themes of solitude, pondering, awe, and grace are the feelings I associate most with Christmas. Yes, the jubilance, and cheer of Christmas is also important and inviting, but I find myself still drawn to the warmth of this hymn over and over again. Sometimes, it doesn’t feel like Christmas is coming until I hear this specific song.

I’m very excited to hear this! If the concert isn’t already sold out, you should attend!
Preview of “I Wonder as I Wander (Orchestra)”

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One thought on “New Piece “I Wonder as I Wander”

  1. I’m seriously waiting to hear this with bated breath!!! I know I’m not the only one!!

    Love ya… but seriously rag on whomever should be giving this to you in my behalf!

    Love,
    Lisa

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