Apparently I’ve been blogging for a year. I started doing it for a course that my school provided, led by Jabiz Raisdana, and he really got me thinking about sharing and creating on the internet instead of just consuming what’s there, so today I have another arrangement for you all to share.
I absolutely love the hymn ‘Be Still, My Soul’ and I wanted to do a very simple arrangement of it for my choir. It’s not technical enough for us to use in competition, but it’s a gorgeous piece and is guaranteed to give goosebumps as a ‘just because’ piece. Most of the harmony work was courtesy of a public domain SATB version of the piece, but there are a couple of ideas in there that are my own.
I warn you, it is beautifully sad when performed well.