I’m now choir pianist… long time no post!

8 August 2011 at 7:53 pm 3 comments

So it has been an embarrassingly long time since my last post. I am no longer ward choir director, and went for several years as a ward choir member. Now I am ward choir pianist. For my post back from the dead I thought I would highlight a series of books that our ward choir has been using over the past few months that I’ve really enjoyed, Hymn Arrangements for the LDS Choir. We have Volume 1 and Volume 2. When searching for these, I just found there is also a Volume 3. These arrangements are by Linda Chapman and Bonnie Heidenreich, whom I did not know before playing these arrangements.

I’m highlighting these because I have been really pleasantly surprised with how creative they are and how fun they have been to put together. These are similar to the Hymnplicity or Hymnals+ arrangements in that you only need to buy a copy of the music for the choir director and the pianist — the parts are included in the book and may be copied. The arrangements have a lot of character and at the same time are not overly difficult (although some of the piano parts are challenging).

UPDATE: As mentioned in the comments, these are now all available for FREE! See http://www.chapelmusiconline.com/

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  • 1. Anna Lisa  |  17 August 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Linda Chapman is now offering the music in these volumes for free online at http://www.chapelmusiconline.com/

    There is now a 4th volume. Gorgeous arrangements that vary the mood according to the text of the hymn.

    Reply
  • 2. willswords  |  29 August 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this. That is great to know. They are really wonderful arrangements.

    Reply
  • 3. Shannon  |  1 December 2011 at 1:39 am

    Linda and Bonnie are amazing. Sang in stake choir with them all through high school.

    Reply

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