Katherine Wright, Lewisburg, PA

I recently performed your arrangement of “Master the Tempest is Raging” in sacrament meeting.  As it turned out, the ward music chairman put me on the schedule for the Sunday right after President Monson passed away.  I read online that President Monson always asked his Sunday School teacher to play “Master the Tempest.”  So I had the privilege of playing President Monson’s favorite boyhood hymn.  It was special to me to play that in his honor the week of his funeral.

Your arrangement was loved and enjoyed by the members of my little rural ward here in Pennsylvania!  Many of our ward members here deal with really tough challenges.  One sister told me that she was very touched by your portrayal of the contrast between tempest and calm.

Just wanted to thank you for your music!