Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains

SATB with piano

(audio from Jackman Music)

Commissioned in 2006 by the Women’s Glee Club at the University of Northern Colorado, Far Far Away on Judea’s Plains is now available for purchase from Jackman Music Corporation.

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.

If you have enjoyed the free offerings from NathanHoweMusic.com, please consider purchasing Far Far Away on Judea’s Plains for your choir.  It is a great addition to your choral library that will stand the test of time.  Order it directly from Jackman Music or through any major choral music retailer, like J. W. Pepper.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: Merry Christmas 2012

‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas, and all through the house, while the kids are running around I’m finally posting some music. Click for more info and file downloads »

Father in Heaven [SATB]

SATB a cappella


This hymn is a prayer for peace in the world and in our hearts. Nathan Howe’s women’s choir arrangement from 2007 has been updated and adapted for SATB mixed choir.  It features natural voice leading and shimmering chords.

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Sonnet on Endurance

SATB hymn


This piece was written for a good friend in Berkeley, NSW Australia in 2003. The three verses are four-line stanzas of a sonnet describing the relationship of the believer with Christ, while the refrain is the final two-line prayer:
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Silent Night: Merry Christmas 2011

I have been playing around with recording software, and I made this audio Christmas card for visitors to my site.  Thank you for supporting my music by performing it around the world and making donations to maintain this site.  I am truly blessed that so many talented strangers around the globe choose to bring my music to life.

Link to download the mp3 is below the video.

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P.S. There are a few notes on my process for this recording here.