Recommended

For School Choirs:

In this secular SAB piece in a quasi-madrigal style, 16th-Century harmony meets 21st-Century technology. This piece is a great way to introduce middle school and lower-level high school singers to modal harmony and approachable polyphony. The clever lyrics will engage singers and audiences alike. A Social Madrigal is published by Shawnee Press. You can purchase it directly from the publisher, or from major music retailers like J. W. Pepper.

Sacred music for any time of the year

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.

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.

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.

Ideal choral selections for Christmas

Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains

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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. Order through your sheet music dealer or directly from the publisher.

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.

How Great the Wisdom and the Love [SSA]

SSA with piano

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Based on the 2013 SATB setting of Eliza R. Snow’s classic hymn text, How Great the Wisdom and the Love is now published in an SSA treble trio version. This edition is ideal for trios or full women’s choirs. An SAB version is also available.

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How Great the Wisdom and the Love [SAB]

SAB with piano

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Based on the 2013 SATB setting of Eliza R. Snow’s classic hymn text, How Great the Wisdom and the Love is now published in an SAB version. This edition is ideal for choirs with smaller men’s sections. An SSA women’s choir version is also available.

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To Make You Feel My Love [Simplified Piano]

To Make You Feel My Love

Written by Bob Dylan and performed by greats like Billy Joel, Adele, Garth Brooks, and Lea Michelle, To Make You Feel My Love is a simple, beautiful melody. In this new piano arrangement by Nathan Howe, the tune is presented in a great adaptation for the late beginner or intermediate pianist.

This arrangement is available for purchase exclusively through NoteRunner.

 

Cleanup Complete

NathanHoweMusic.com has a new look, and now all of the pages on the site should reflect the change. While tidying up, I’ve also added a few things that have been lying around. Live recordings of many songs from Come and Behold Him are now posted, including this video from a great young choir:

Standalone versions of several of these cantata pieces are posted.

Also, if you haven’t yet voted in the Free LDS Sheet Music competition, click here to find some new music and vote for your favorites.  And look for some new music here within the next couple of weeks!

Have a Minute?

FreeLDSsheetMusic.com holds an annual composition competition. Two recent hymn arrangements from NathanHoweMusic.com are entered this year. If you have a moment, I would appreciate your rating my pieces, along with any others you’d like to rate. Just visit this page to view the contest entries and vote for your favorites. Thanks!

Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy [TTBB]

Men’s Quartet (TTBB)

Philip Paul Bliss’s gorgeous hymn Brightly Beams our Father’s Mercy describes the Christian obligation to reflect the Savior’s light and help others find Him. This a cappella arrangement offers engaging, approachable variations on the theme of the basic men’s choir version in the LDS hymnal. This arrangement was written for an upcoming conference of the Greeley, Colorado Stake.

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A New Look and New Arrangements

As I’ve been working through the transition to a new visual format, I’ve also tied up a few loose ends, and the result has been a couple of new files available on NathanHoweMusic.com.

First, a few reasons for the changes.  Most of the content has remained the same, but the look of the website has been changed for better speed, greater clarity in navigation, and optimized viewing on mobile devices.  I’m also happy to part with some of the uglier elements of the previous design.

You might notice that almost every piece now has a thumbnail image and a sound player, which will help visitors to find and evaluate music more easily.

Along with the formatting cleanup, I also added a few things I’ve been meaning to post.  First, a vocal solo adaptation of Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.  This is based on the choral version previously published on this site.

Second, to help with Easter preparations, I have released two new arrangements of Resurrection Hymn: a hymnal-style version and an SATB choral version.  Since there are many versions of this piece, and since it’s very popular for Easter, here is the complete listing:

Finally, for you school choral directors out there, don’t forget to check out A Social Madrigal, a great secular SAB piece just published by Shawnee Press.  It’s just right for a middle school or lower-level high school choir.

As always, let me know how I can help you with more great music for the future.

Best,
Nate

Resurrection Hymn [Hymnal Version]

SATB hymn

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In this arrangement, Nathan Howe’s award-winning vocal solo Resurrection Hymn is presented in a standard hymn format with SATB writing and no separate piano accompaniment. Continue reading Resurrection Hymn [Hymnal Version]

Resurrection Hymn [SATB]

SATB choir with piano

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By popular demand, Nathan Howe’s award-winning vocal solo Resurrection Hymn has now been arranged for SATB choir. Continue reading Resurrection Hymn [SATB]

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing [Vocal Solo]

Vocal Solo with Piano

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A beautiful standard in many Christian hymnals, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing is presented here in a dignified yet modern arrangement. This vocal solo is based on the choral arrangement available here.

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