8/30/17 – Piano duet arrangement of “It Is Well with My Soul.”
6/26/17 – New book of early intermediate piano solos, “Sacred Simplicity.”
5/27/17 – New Celtic piano solo arrangement of the American folk hymn “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need,” early intermediate level.
5/13/17 – New piano solo arrangement of the children’s song “Stand for the Right,” early intermediate level.
4/20/17 – Simplified piano solo arrangement of “Kumbaya.”
4/14/17 – Simplified piano solo arrangement of “Beautiful Savior (Crusader’s Hymn).”
4/7/17 – Simplified piano solo arrangement of “Come, Come, Ye Saints.”
3/25/17 – Simplified piano solo arrangement of “The Spirit of God.”
3/13/17 – Simplified piano solo arrangement of “How Great Thou Art.” And twelve of my original compositions are now available together in book form, titled “Departure.”
2/13/17 – “Little Wild Horse,” an original piano solo. Energetic and exhilarating passages interspersed with peaceful moments of reflection.
2/5/17 – Simplified piano solo arrangement of “A Child’s Prayer.”
2/4/17 – Simplified piano solo arrangement of “Welcome, Welcome, Sabbath Morning.”
1/21/17 – “Erratic Rock,” an original piano solo available in regular and simplified versions. Catchy rock beat with some unexpected twists and turns, including guest appearances by Darth Vader and Indiana Jones.
1/8/17 – Piano duet arrangement of “How Great Thou Art.”
12/31/16 – Three simplified hymn arrangements for piano solo: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “Does the Journey Seem Long?” and “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?”
11/28/16 – Simplified piano solo arrangement of “Eight Dollar Boogie.”
10/10/16 – My first Christmas piano duet: a jazzy mash-up of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” and parts of the “Hallelujah!” Chorus. Share the fun with a friend!
9/10/16 – One last Christmas piano solo for the new book (and individual sale as well, of course): a fun little boogie woogie arrangement of “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.”
9/4/16 – Two of my popular (but challenging) piano solos are now available in easier/shorter versions: “We Three Kings” and “Secret Agent MacDonald.” Recordings have also been posted and I’ve added new “Easy” sections in both the Listening Room and the Sheet Music store, with more simplified arrangements to be added over time.
9/2/16 – Two new Christmas arrangements for piano solo: “Away in a Manger/Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” and “Good King Wenceslas.” And all my Christmas piano solos have now been compiled into a book titled “Christmas Eve,” available now for digital download. 9/19/16 update: The spiral-bound version of “Christmas Eve” is now available as well.
6/7/16 – Piano solo arrangement of “Come What May.” This compellingly emotional love song from the motion picture “Moulin Rouge” was originally sung by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Now available as a beautiful and moving piano solo perfect for wedding music and other solo or background music performances. Due to copyright restrictions, this arrangement is only sold through SheetMusicPlus.com.
1/4/16 – Piano/saxophone duet arrangement of “We Three Kings.”
10/4/15 – Piano solo arrangement of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”
9/13/15 – Piano solo arrangement of “Mary’s Lullaby” from “The Children’s Songbook” and piano/violin/cello arrangement of “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow”
8/3/15 – Piano solo medley of selected songs from “The Messiah” by G.F. Handel. Printed copies of “Sabbath Morning are also now available for purchase.
7/5/15 – Piano duet arrangement of “The Spirit of God.”
6/22/15 – My second book of hymn arrangements, “Sabbath Morning,” is now available for digital download, with printed copies coming soon.
4/20/15 – Piano solo arrangement of “As the Dew from Heaven Distilling.”
4/12/15 – Piano solo arrangement of “Do What Is Right.”
2/7/15 – “White As Snow” – a sacred original piano solo about the joy that comes from the cleansing power of the Atonement.
1/11/15 – Piano solo arrangement of “Be Thou My Vision.”
10/20/14 – New piano solo: “Lost” – a medley arrangement of the hymns “Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd” (lost sheep) and “Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy (lost sailors).
9/21/14 – Piano solo arrangement of “Kumbaya.”
8/31/14 – Piano solo version of my “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” duet.
8/9/14 – Piano solo arrangement of “Beautiful Savior.”
7/29/14 – Piano solo arrangement of “Welcome, Welcome, Sabbath Morning.”
7/7/14 – My arrangement of “Does the Journey Seem Long?” received the Award of Merit in the 2014 Church Music Submission and will be performed at a concert of the recognized music on February 13, 2015.
6/28/14 – Piano solo arrangement of “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?”
6/24/14 – The “Books” section is now “Books & CDs” to include the new “Eventide” CD.
6/13/14 – Piano duet arrangement of “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”
3/11/14 – Piano solo arrangement of “I Am a Child of God.”
12/8/13 – A jazzy piano solo arrangement of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”
11/20/13 – The new website goes live! Features include automatic delivery of digital purchases, a Listening Room with multiple playlists, and an improved design for the music store with background stories and audio samples integrated with each song listing. My first book of hymn arrangements, “Eventide,” is also now available for purchase in both digital and printed format.
10/18/13 – Piano solo arrangement of the hymn, “Does the Journey Seem Long?”
6/29/13 – My arrangement of “Master, the Tempest is Raging” received the Award of Distinction in the 2013 Church Music Submission and was selected as the top entry in its category! It will be performed at a concert of the recognized music on February 14, 2014.
6/14/13 – Another energetic piano solo – this one is based on the hymn, “The Morning Breaks.”
4/19/13 – An upbeat and fun-to-play piano solo arrangement of the hymn, “How Firm a Foundation.”
4/5/13 – Piano solo arrangement of the children’s song, “A Child’s Prayer.”
3/17/13 – Piano solo arrangement of the somewhat lesser-known hymn, “Ye Simple Souls Who Stray.” I also updated the sheet music for “Old Rocking Chair” to include the harmony parts that my daughter added in the recording she did for me.
3/9/13 – In the inaugural Sacred Sheet Music Competition sponsored by freeldssheetmusic.org, “Old Rocking Chair” won 1st place and “Master, the Tempest is Raging” won 3rd place!
2/16/13 – Teach Me to Walk in the Light” is now available as a piano solo arrangement.
1/26/13 – The piano/organ/flute accompaniment for “Come, Follow Me/I Know That My Savior Loves Me” has been reworked and is now available as a piano solo arrangement of “Come, Follow Me.”
1/12/13 – To start off the new year, a new, original piano solo, “Temple of Aeolus.” The Temple of Aeolus was the original name of Angels Landing, a spectacular hike in Zion National Park.
12/16/12 – Christmas time is just too busy to find much time to write music, but I finally got half a day this weekend and am pleased to offer a new piano solo arrangement of a traditional spiritual/shepherd carol, “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow.” And a good message for us to remember in this sometimes dark world, as we all need to follow the light of the Savior while we tend to those in our care. Merry Christmas!
10/21/12 – A new piano solo arrangement of the hymn, “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today.” And my medley arrangement of “I Need Thee Every Hour/Abide With Me; ‘Tis Eventide,” which was awarded special recognition in the LDS Music Submission and has been published on the church website, has been moved to the Free Music section.
8/15/12 – A new, original piano solo, “Eight Dollar Boogie.” Dedicated to my mom for her birthday (today) – we both love playing boogie woogie music and anything in a minor key, so this one’s written especially for her. Happy birthday, Mom! And what a bargain… you can get the sheet music for an eight-dollar song for less than one dollar!
8/3/12 – Free sheet music download for a new piano/vocal solo, “Old Rocking Chair,” with lyrics by Gay Tregaskis. Special thanks to my daughter Kristin for her beautiful voice on the recording. Now that she’s heading off to college, I guess I’ll have to look for someone else when I need a singer. 🙁
6/1/12 – A piano arrangement of the children’s song, “To Think About Jesus.”
5/8/12 – Spiral-bound print copies of “For All Ages” now available for purchase.
5/5/12 – “Silver Creek,” an original composition with influences from classical music, which I’ve been playing a lot recently.
4/20/12 – The new piano book, “For All Ages,” is now available for digital download, with hard copies available as soon as I get them back from the printer. “Family Suite” is also now available for digital download.
3/10/12 – All MP3 recordings are now available for free download.
2/25/12 – “Secret Agent MacDonald,” a fun little makeover of everyone’s favorite farmer song, “Old MacDonald.” After finding out how much it would cost to get permission to include my arrangement of “Puff, the Magic Dragon” in the book, I pulled it from the collection and wrote this one to take its place. I also made “Puff” a free download so as not to violate any copyright protections.
1/15/12 – “Rock-a-Bye Baby,” the last (at least for now) in my series of “rearrangements” of childhood songs. Next project will be compiling them into a book of sheet music, and maybe a corresponding CD as well.
11/20/11 – “We Three Kings,” arranged for piano solo.
8/6/11 – From guest composer Adam Weaver, age 11: free sheet music for his impressive arrangement of “Carol of the Bells.” This project was part of a music merit badge, and he learned how to use Finale to get his composition down in print.
7/5/11 – “Over the Mountain,” a New Age arrangement of the children’s song, “The Bear Went Over the Mountain.”
3/27/11 – The recording of “My Savior Lives.” Thanks, Kristin!
3/25/11 – “My Savior Lives,” an original Easter song arranged for vocal solo. Lyrics by Susanna Ruth Hanson. Free download! Since Easter is only a month away, I’m posting the sheet music to this now, but will add a recording as soon as my daughter has time to do that with me.
2/6/11 – “Tiki Tiki Teapot,” an upbeat calypso rendition of “I’m a Little Teapot.”
12/30/10 – The New Year’s hymn, “Ring Out, Wild Bells,” arranged for piano solo by special request.
12/14/10 – “Heaven’s Gate,” an original hymn with lyrics by Susanna Ruth Hanson. Free download!
11/25/10 – “If You’re Thankful and You Know It…” write a song about it! Happy Thanksgiving!!
8/23/10 – “Get Down! Goes the Weasel,” arranged for piano solo in a funk music style.
8/6/10 – A piano solo arrangement of the hymn, “Master, the Tempest is Raging.”
7/25/10 – Free piano and organ accompaniment to the hymn, “Come, Follow Me.” Since this arrangement was done at the request of our ward Primary to use in this year’s Sacrament Meeting program, it also reprises the chorus from another song to be sung earlier in the program. The children sing the first verse of “Come, Follow Me,” then there’s an instrumental verse with a flute (or organ on a flute setting) descant, then the chorus of “I Know That My Savior Loves Me,” after which the organ joins the piano and the children and congregation all sing the final verse of “Come, Follow Me” together. In all, it’s just over three minutes in length (at least at the tempo I recorded it) and a nice way to end the program.
7/3/10 – “I Need Thee Every Hour/Abide With Me, ‘Tis Eventide” was given a Special Recognition award in the 2010 Church Music Submission and published in the church’s online music library here.
6/6/10 – “My Hero Lies Over the Ocean,” a moving arrangement of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” dedicated to all who have loved ones serving overseas. I’m offering the MP3 of this one as a free download. Also, the “Family Suite” album has been digitally released and is now available on most major music sites (Amazon, iTunes, Rhapsody, etc.).
5/8/10 – “Froggy Went A-Courtin’ (A Wedding Disaster Story).” Froggy and his bride may meet their demise by the end of the story, but you have to give him credit for style and originality, which I’ve tried to capture in this gospel/blues rendition.
4/24/10 – “Puff, the New Age Dragon,” a piano solo dedicated to that lovable, frolicking dragon.
3/27/10 – “Come, Come, Ye Saints”
3/20/10 – “Twinkle, Twinkle, Estrellita.” Arranged in a minor key and done in a style that takes you south of the border. Think Antonio Banderas in “The Mask of Zorro”…
2/27/10 – Another in my series of children’s songs put into new settings: “Michael Row, Row, Row Your Boat Ashore.” I don’t think I need to explain which two songs got merged here! It starts out slow and calm, but picks up the pace not too far in and gets your toe a-tapping.
1/5/10 – A piano accompaniment for “The Lord is My Shepherd,” to be used along with the vocal parts in the LDS hymn book (either the standard SATB version or the SSA women’s version). Link to online version of the vocal parts provided. I do have the accompaniment-only track available – just e-mail me and I’ll send it to you free of charge.
12/24/09 – Just in time for Christmas… “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”
11/14/09 – Just finished my first Christmas arrangement, available for free download. “Deck the Halls” done in calypso style!
10/10/09 – One original piece, “Little Niagara,” and two medley arrangements, “You Are My Sunshine/Over the Rainbow” and “I Need Thee Every Hour/Abide With Me; ‘Tis Eventide,” available for purchase. Also, the MP3 of “Cayo Coco Island” with drums is finally available. Thanks to Michael Larsen for recording the drum tracks for that and the Sunshine medley! I think it adds a lot to the pieces – and it was fun to do.
9/15/09 – Thanks to my friend, Candri Webb, and her beautiful voice, you can now listen to and download piano/vocal recordings of the three songs that have lyrics: “Crossing the Waters,” “Thou, Who Created Raging Rivers,” and “Walk in the Light.”
8/29/09 – The complete Family Suite is now available for purchase as a printed book! Also updated all recordings on the music player after getting some helpful mixing tips for my ProTools software to improve the depth of sound and overall volume.
7/29/09 – An original piece, “Uirapuru,” available for purchase. See my About the Music page for some interesting background information on this piece and its unusual name.
7/4/09 – An original samba piece, “Cayo Coco Island,” available for purchase (sheet music only for now, but the MP3 is in the works) and a fun little swing arrangement of “I Have Two Little Hands” available for free download.
6/24/09 – Added a music player widget from ReverbNation to make listening to the songs easier.
4/11/09 – Just in time for Easter, an arrangement of “I Stand All Amazed” added to Free Music.
4/4/09 – As a special treat, I’ve posted an original piece, “Ripples of Moonlight,” in Free Music. This one was actually composed by my 14-year-old daughter, but it deserves to be shared with the world. I think you’ll be impressed with her first composition for piano!
3/28/09 – An arrangement of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” added to the Free Music section.
2/15/09 – The Free Music section on the home page now includes a recording of the SAB version of “Crossing the Waters.” The vocal parts are actually played by a horn section, but it at least gives you an idea of what the arrangement sounds like.
2/13/09 – Now that the website is up and running and I’m not involved in any plays at the moment, I was able to find some time to write a new piece! It’s a very loose adaptation of the familiar children’s song, “The Ants Go Marching,” with a line also borrowed from “The Eensy Weensy Spider” at the end. I really enjoyed playing around with this one and seeing how I could give it a whole new feel. Thanks to everyone out there who’s taken the time to check out my site and pass the word on. The feedback has been great!
1/23/09 – Everything!