Posts Categorized: My Compositions/Arrangements

Veni, Veni Emmanuel

I wrote this piece as part of the 2009 MYS Summer Composition workshop. It is an arrangement of Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel for a chamber orchestra. The actual orchestration was determined by what instruments the other participants played. It is scored for Violin I and II, Viola, Cello I and II, Guitar (which should… Read more »

Thaxted Harmonization

This is a four-part harmonization for Thaxted. It is one of my first voice-leading works, so there are some issues with parts being difficult to sing. I think it would be quite beautiful sung, although difficult. I intended it for use as an alternate harmonization for Jerusalem the Golden. Thaxted is the chorale melody from… Read more »

Arrangement of Cradle Song (Away in a Manger)

I recently arranged a four part harmonization of the tune cradle song. Not all that interesting, except that I am experimenting with diminished triads and 7th chords. I think it came out rather nicely. The motivation was a lame arrangement that was brought home by a sibling from a Christmas program. Feedback anyone? Cradle – Lilypond… Read more »

Carol of the Bells

I just finished rescoring the original public-domain carol of the bells using lilypond. This is an SATB version with a piano reduction. I am attaching a pdf and the lilypond source. Of course, this is public domain. – Lilypond source Carol – Sheet music