Sabbath Day in the Friend

Today, my kids went to the mailbox and came back with a copy of the August 2017 Friend magazine. This month’s issue includes my song Sabbath Day. If you haven’t received your copy in the mail yet, the magazine will also be published online soon. For Primary leaders who need a recording to use in teaching the song, the accompaniment track in the player above is available for free download here.

You might notice that the lyrics in the Friend version are different from the original that I published here in 2015. This is not an accident. The Friend magazine is very intentionally focused toward broad usability in gospel teaching with children, even very young ones. As I worked with the editor on this song, we made some changes to make the message understandable and accessible for younger children.

I still love the original song (and the SATB choral version), and I’m excited that this new version is now available. I see it as an expansion, not a replacement.

Best,
Nate

The Fort Collins Temple: A Fortress of Faith

On October 15, 2016, an estimated 3,500 – 4,000 youth gathered at CSU’s Hughes Stadium to participate in the cultural celebration for the Fort Collins Temple. You can watch the entire celebration here:

That event included three Nathan Howe Music selections:

The title song, Fortress of Faith, which appears at the beginning and end of the performance. Download the recording and sheet music here or listen using the player below:

In addition, Nathan Howe Music provided two piano underscores for narration in the program. Listen and download below:

A Mighty Fortress is our God:

(Right-click here to download)

 

All Creatures of our God and King:

(Right-click here to download)

 

It was a powerful event because of the efforts of so many great youth, organized and directed by dedicated volunteers.

New Recording for “Abide With Me”

Otoniel Rojas has created a beautiful recording of Abide With Me, arranged by Nathan Howe.  Listen below, and follow Otoniel on Soundcloud!

English version:

Spanish version:

Featured Scores

Concert Music for Mixed Choirs:

notime
I Had No Time to Hate
A Social Madrigal
A Social Madrigal
Strong As Death
Strong As Death

Concert Music for Treble Choirs:

Why Not?
Why Not? (opt. double choir)
Every Child of God
Every Child of God (opt. double choir)
I Have a Garden
I Have a Garden

Sacred Chorals for Church and Concert Hall:

Ave Verum Corpus
Ave Verum Corpus
Peace Be Unto Thy Soul
Peace Be Unto Thy Soul
When I Survey the Wond'rous Cross
When I Survey the Wond’rous Cross
Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains
Far, Far Away (Christmas)
Gratitude
Gratitude
Wexford Carol (Christmas)
What Wondrous Love is This
What Wondrous Love is This
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Christmas)

Lovely Sacred Solos:

The Other Prodigal
The Other Prodigal
Resurrection Hymn (Vocal Solo Version)
Resurrection Hymn
Come, Come, Ye Saints
Come, Come, Ye Saints

Resurrection Hymn available in a new key

Resurrection Hymn, the most downloaded piece on this site, has been published in a new key for low voices.  Access it in the downloads section of the Resurrection Hymn vocal solo page.  Go for it, Altos and Basses!