I recently promised exciting news, and it’s here: my setting of Far Far Away on Judea’s Plains is now available for purchase from Jackman Music Corporation.
This is the SATB version of a piece I wrote for the University of Northern Colorado Women’s Glee Club in 2006. After several years of being unavailable, the piece has now been published by Jackman.
If you have enjoyed the music I have provided for free over the years, I would encourage you to buy this piece. The time signatures may seem daunting on the first read, but the voice leading and the piano’s doubling of the vocal parts makes this a beautiful but accessible addition to any church choral library. I have also used this piece with high school choral groups, with great results.
Two quick updates. First, two new files are available for A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief. Although it was originally written as a solo for baritone voice, two treble versions in different keys are now available.
Second, Resurrection Hymn is one of the most popular songs on this site, and many people have requested an SATB adaptation. It has been published in the most recent Hymns Today magazine! It’s full of interesting music, and the magazine is a great value.
More publication news coming shortly! Thank you for your support of my music.
Amy J. van Dyk has been doing a good job on her new website at ldscomposersdirectory.com. Each Tuesday she features a conversation with an LDS composer, and this week it’s me! Read the interview, follow her blog, and leave comments here.
FreeLDSsheetMusic.org is holding a sheet music competition, and two pieces from NathanHoweMusic.com are in the running. Go and listen to the selections, then vote for your favorites. You can vote once per day for as many pieces as you like. Thanks!
This setting of A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief was written in 2011 for use in a conference. I wrote it for performance by two of my most influential musical mentors: my father sang, and my grandfather accompanied him on the piano.
This ethereal new setting of Folliot Pierpoint’s standard hymn For the Beauty of the Earth features a new melody and stunning modern harmonies. During the second verse, the familiar tune by Conrad Kocher is repurposed in the bass line.
2-part chorus (flexible) with piano and violin duet
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 new arrangement is simple enough to be sung by youth choirs, but it is beautiful and interesting enough for experienced choirs to use in Sunday meetings or special conferences. This arrangement was written for an upcoming conference of the Greeley, Colorado Stake. Click for more info and file downloads »