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A good portion of my music is free.  I started providing free scores online in 2007, and I commit to continue doing that.  But I do commercially publish certain pieces, and they are worth the price.  If you enjoy the free music I provide, you will love these scores:

The Other Prodigal

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This emotional song for male voice and piano tells the story of the Prodigal Son from the perspective of his brother.  MP3 and sheet music are available for instant download.

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly


Infant Holy, Infant Lowly is a beautiful new arrangement of a memorable Polish Christmas carol for SATB choir with piano and optional violin or flute. It features beautiful, natural SATB harmony over gorgeous contrasting instrumental lines. This is an ideal Christmas selection for church or school choirs with limited rehearsal time. This arrangement is available exclusively from HolySheetMusic.com.

Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains

(audio from Jackman Music)

This Christmas selection is an exciting addition to the repertoire of any church or school choir.  The classic lyrics by John Menzies Macfarlane have been set to an exciting new tune in mixed meter.  A supportive piano part makes the flowing lines and chromatic harmony approachable for most SATB choirs.

When Ye Shall Receive These Things

When Ye Shall Receive These Things is a piece for accompanied SATB choir.  The music features accessible, modern harmonies for choral singers over a beautiful flowing texture in the piano part. It received an honorable mention in the 2013 Music Composition Contest sponsored by yourLDSmusicstore.com, and it is a part of their compilation titled Reflections.  You can buy the entire book or this piece alone.

Gratitude


Gratitude is lovely modern Thanksgiving hymn for a cappella SATB choir. The original text expresses appreciation for the earth, family relationships, the restored gospel, overcoming trials, and ultimately the Savior – “the giver of them all.”Gratitude is available through HolySheetMusic.com.

Peace Be Unto Thy Soul


Peace Be Unto Thy Soul is a shimmering modern piece for a cappella SATB choir. It is a promise of peace in the midst of affliction. Beautiful dissonant harmonies and dynamic contrasts make this a great choice for moderate to advanced SATB choirs. Peace Be Unto Thy Soul is available exclusively through HolySheetMusic.com.

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

SATB choir with piano and opt. violin or flute

Just in time for the Christmas choral season, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly is a beautiful new arrangement for SATB choir with piano and optional violin or flute. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (often sung with the text Stars were gleaming, shepherds dreaming…) is a memorable Polish Christmas carol.

This arrangement features beautiful, natural SATB harmony over gorgeous contrasting lines in the piano and optional violin or flute. The instrumental parts also include subtle quotations from Jesus, Once of Humble Birth and The First Noel. This is an ideal Christmas selection for church or school choirs with limited rehearsal time.

This arrangement is available exclusively from HolySheetMusic.com.

Rehearsal Recordings now available for The Star-spangled Banner [SAB or SATB]

The popular Nathan Howe arrangement of the United States national anthem, The Star-spangled Banner, is now easier to learn for your choir members.  Rehearsal recordings for each part have been created.  The stereo recordings feature the part to be learned on the left side and the other three parts on the right side.  Find the new rehearsal recordings here.

Gratitude

SATB a cappella

Gratitude is lovely modern Thanksgiving hymn for a cappella SATB choir. The original text expresses appreciation for the earth, family relationships, the restored gospel, overcoming trials, and ultimately the Savior – “the giver of them all.”Gratitude is available through HolySheetMusic.com.

Peace Be Unto Thy Soul

Medium voice(s) with piano

Peace Be Unto Thy Soul is a shimmering modern piece for a cappella SATB choir. It is a promise of peace in the midst of affliction. Beautiful dissonant harmonies and dynamic contrasts make this a great choice for moderate to advanced SATB choirs. You can read more about how the piece was created on the HolySheetMusic.com blog. Peace Be Unto Thy Soul is available exclusively through HolySheetMusic.com.

Family History is the Story of Me

Medium voice(s) with piano

This is a song for Primary children about the importance of family history work.  It was written for the Fort Morgan Ward primary children in June 2014.

This song is one of Nathan Howe’s collection of songs for Primary children.



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The Other Prodigal

Male Vocal Solo with Piano

This is by far the most requested piece by Nathan Howe.  The Other Prodigal is a song about redemption, forgiveness, and the power of a father’s love for both of his sons. The song was written in 2003 in the coastal town of Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia.  The text was inspired by a 2002 address by Jeffrey R. Holland. Purchase and download the recording and sheet music below (you can pay with a credit or debit card or a PayPal account):
The Other Prodigal mp3 recording:
The Other Prodigal sheet music (PDF): You may print two copies for your personal use with this purchase.

Like Sunlight Gleams Thy Grace, O Lord

SATB Anthem

 

This beautiful hymn by David Macfarlane has been set in an exciting anthem arrangement by Nathan Howe. The anthem includes optional divisi for men and women. This piece received an Award of Merit in the 2013 Church Music Submissions.

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Contest Voting

Once again this year, FreeLDSsheetMusic.org is holding a sheet music competition, and two pieces from NathanHoweMusic.com are in the running – look for I am His Son and How Great the Wisdom and the Love.  Go and listen to all of the the selections, then give ratings to help your favorites.  I’d appreciate your comments and ratings.  Thanks!

UPDATE: The voting is over, and although these pieces did not win prizes, they got many votes.  I appreciate your help!

When Ye Shall Receive These Things

When Ye Shall Receive These Things is a piece for SATB choir and piano.  The text is based on the text in the tenth chapter of Moroni:  “…when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that you would ask of God…”

The music features accessible, modern harmonies for choral singers over a beautiful flowing texture in the piano part.

When Ye Shall Receive These Things received an honorable mention in the 2013 Music Composition Contest sponsored by yourLDSmusicstore.com, and it is a part of their compilation titled Reflections.  You can buy the entire book or this piece alone here.