I believe that music is one of
God's gifts that is meant to be shared.
Feel free to download and use them for ministry or personal use. A
of my original contemporary hymn arranging was done with a Roland
sampler workstation. Now I usually use Finale.
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One of my favorite things to do
musically is to take an old hymn (often
17th century or early) and explore its potential in contemporary
Here's some of what I've come up with:
Mary plays flute, and I
occasionally ask her to play on hymns when I
organ. Here's some of what I've prepared for her. I include a
in the sequence. Sometimes the whole hymn accompaniment is there.
A hymn from the 15th century that exalts the love and
Redeemer, Jesus Christ. The descant uses a stylized echo and a
that are appropriate for verses 3 and 5. Descant and melody.
A hymn of harvest and thanksgiving by Julia C. Cory
the tune Kremser by A. Valerius (circa 1626). Descant
This is my workhorse for arranging and sequencing. I think I
enough to operate it blind-folded with both hands tied behind my
The JX samples are great. When Hammer was MC Hammer (remember
had 4 W-30s on-stage. I love to work with this instrument, but
get a lot more for the same money now than what we did in 1990!
some other Roland
Great strings and piano sounds.
Tascam Porta 07 4-Track Cassette Recorder
For adding guitar and vocals to my sequences.
Marantz PMD430 Stereo Cassette Recorder
For stereo masters.
Shure SM57 Microphone
The only microphone I've bought (so far).
Boss 16W Vocal Monitor (pair)
Our knock-'em-dead sound system (ha!). Actually, it's amazing
can put out.
Keytek CTS 1000-G Sound Module
What? You've never heard of it? 8-note polyphony and mediocre
Made by Korg, this "guitar hyperformance processor" is my
addition. Through a Dean Markley acoustic guitar pick-up and the
I can add compression, distortion, EQ, modulation, and delay
my Epiphone 12-string. Or I can route any other audio signal
or keyboard output) to it as well.