Posts Tagged ‘ music ’

John Robinson sermon

Jul
20
2013

Today is an amazing day and one where you could say that was the real beginning of our Country: The United States of America.

It was spend fasting and praying and listening to an exhortation from a dear old preacher on the importance of not relying on man for help, and instead facing insurmountable difficulties and dangers with God’s help alone. There were over 100 people that gathered this day 393 years ago to seek God’s face, repent of sin, and beg for God’s blessing for each one of them.

Tomorrow is the day when those staying in Holland put on a big feast, or “last meal” together for those leaving. They sang the Psalms in a most beautiful and harmonic fashion, since they were well trained in music. The walk to the Mayflower was a quiet one, with each person’s heart breaking at the thought they may not see each other ever again, and the grimness of what lay ahead of the travellers.

Those first Pilgrims, having to flee Europe’s decadence, immorality, agnosticism, anti-Saints spirit, and general humanism; were setting forth to face a fierce battle just trying to extricate themselves from England. But that was only the beginning of the sorrows and depravations they would endure. They were praying for God’s help in crossing the great Ocean, protection from the most savage people on earth (yes, Savages!), and protection from the French and Spanish, and even other Englishmen in establishing a Biblically based colony.

If such a place could open up today, would we go or stay in this filthy world? It is getting harder for real Christians (saints) to manage living in cities and towns. There is a real effort underfoot, not only politically, but socially, and economically to drive every true Bible believing person from this earth into what they think is oblivion.

Heaven is not a place for patsies, or worldly “Christians.” It is the abode for eternity for those who overcame through the blood of the Lamb!

The link: John Robinson and the Farewell Sermon

Eliza Hewitt & hymns

Jun
15
2013

Eliza Hewitt remained unmarried all her life and suffered greatly after trying to discipline a boy in school. She was an invalid for several months and had to endure a body cast so her back could heal. During this time, she developed a heart for God and children. She also discovered the value of the pen and began writing poems for church and Sunday School. These were soon found by the song writers and set to music. She also began writing Sunday School material to help teachers reach their students.

Once she was able to get about again, she was thrilled and put her endeavors into the Sunday School movement, doing all she could to teach and reach children with the gospel and Christian ideals. At one point she had a class of 200 students in the Presbyterian church where she was a member.

To see her photo and story use the following links. From that page there are links to the hymn stories she wrote.

Eliza Hewitt, songwriter.

Rev. Cleavant Derricks

May
11
2013

Well, we finally got back to our hymn story research and writing! The work finished today was a borderline project, since the author was a little wilder in his music of later years than is really honoring to God. He went the way of John Peterson and others like them.

At any rate, the songs Rev. Cleavant Derricks wrote in the 1930’s when things were rough for people in America everywhere, were well received and encouraging! Cleavant worked hard to bringing out a strong proper rhythm, simple wording that is easy to remember and follow, and lively tunes with strong bass parts. He was a prolific writer of songs when he started out and then lost the enthusiasm after serving in World War II as an Army music director.

He decided to settle down and become a Baptist preacher, but his singing kept on going, but not in prestigious or notable churches. Finally in financial straights, he contacted a music producer, asking if he could sell some new songs he would work at writing. They instead did two record albums with him, supplying some much needed income, which was even more important, because it turned out he was dying of cancer.

To use the information in bulletins or other articles for church use, just eliminate the parts not wanted. I have paragraph starts in hopes I will eventually find out more information and be able to expand what was written.

The new article is: Rev. Cleavant Derricks, gospel song writer and Baptist pastor.

J. Lincoln Hall

Nov
03
2012

We have been doing smaller fixes and things and forgetting to announce them! We are back and hoping to again systematically build, update and continue transferring old website information to this website!

This week we upgraded the story on J. Lincoln Hall, a noted music publisher, composer and writer, as well as organist, choir master and song leader. His abilities and work was in high demand across the country.

He was a Methodist, so we do not hear much about him today, and little of his extensive work has carried on in use. With the purchase of his publishing company, his many works seem to have fallen out of use.

To learn more about this remarkable man, see our article: J. Lincoln Hall.

Last of the Violin Section finished!

Aug
20
2011

O Worship the King

This piece was originally written for a harp and violin, and it still can be used for that, but we changed things a little bit to be a piano and violin duet piece. Wow! what a beautiful piece of music! It is a bit of a medley, so flow very nicely. We hope you can find good use for this well written and skillful music!

The cover was made from a photo on the Temple mount in Jerusalem in Israel. Inside the cover is an overview of the things that happened at this most holy site on earth. Prayers from God’s people have gone up from this site for 4000 years!

We have provided the music scores for violin, piano, and the two combined. We also had the robot play the music so it could be heard to gain an idea of how it sounds.

What a Wonderful Saviour

This is our last piece to offer from this book! We hope the music is a blessing to others and can continue being used to the glory of God. Getting good musical arrangements is so hard, and it should be much easier with all the musical arrangements that have been made over the last 2000 years!

The cover of this piece was made from a photo of Jeroboam’s High Place. It is the place where he shamefully set up a golden calf for Israel to worship to keep his people from going to the holy Temple of Jerusalem. It offers a challenge for us to be able to cleanse away the filth of our lives as Hezekiah did, so that God can bless us and we can know Him as the Wonderful Savior that He has been for so many true Christians.

Again the piano, violin and combined scores are offered for free (to you, we still have the costs to bear of offering them), and we hope God will bless those that make use of this treasury of Holy music. This music is separate from the world’s distortions and immorality and can only be appreciated by those that are yielded to the only Savior from sin and its consequences.

The Last Violin and Piano duets

Aug
14
2011

We are getting to the last of the violin and piano duet music that we can find! We’ve now pulled out all the stops to clear the finish line! Here is today’s work:

Jesus Shall Reign. This piece was written by Cheryl Macomber and has a very simple piano part. Coupling the simplicity of the piano with the beauty and tension of the strings of the violin produces a very comforting and assuring statement that Jesus Shall Reign on this earth!

The cover is a photo of a meadow on Mount Carmel and inside the cover is a review of the things that happened on Mt. Carmel in Scripture. Click on the hymn title at the beginning of the paragraph before this one and take a look and listen to the piece! It is a wonderful hymn with a beautiful arrangement.

My Saviour’s Love. This cover is made from a photo of Caesarea Philippi and a river there. A short description is given of the mention in Scripture. The music is a powerful arrangement that carefully notices the words and makes the message of the hymn a very poignant statement. We are so happy that this musical score is now available with the robot’s playing of it!

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

Aug
13
2011

It is with great joy we announce that the editing is now finished on this wonderful piece of music! It took a bit to get the scores set up again, and even longer to get the sound file ready, but it is finally done!

Deborah Macomber handled keying in the score, and had quite a time getting things set up. Clinton handled the editing of the score and refining of several areas and then the merging of the scores. Cheryl and Deborah joined him in helping adjust the sound elements so that the audio and score would reflect how they play it. So after a great bit of behind the scenes toda, we have the piece ready!

So are you ready to hear it? Well there are a few more things to say first!

We have to mention the cover! It is a photo of the gate to the old city of Jerusalem. Inside the cover is an article about the significance of the common sparrow. Both are done in a very professional and beautiful manner.

So are you ready to see and hear it? Well there is more….

The music is incredible and quite difficult. The violinist should not be a beginner nor should the pianist! But the musical arrangement brings out the best of both the violin and the piano, and together make a wonderfully uplifting and sweet sound. This is music at its best! If you have not heard the family play this piece, you have got to give it a try to hear it!

So now are you ready to enjoy it and lift your spirit heavenward? Well, there is more! We need a huge bucket of money! If you could just…. Oh, I forgot, this is a free offer! So much for paying bills! Frankly there is nothing on earth that could pay for such good music and make it a fair trade.

To hear the robot play the music and see the score, use the following link:

His Eye Is on the Sparrow for violin and piano.

Violin Hymn Score work

Aug
13
2011

We did several things last week, including re-designing the Violin music scores page. This week we worked on setting up a status table so we can handle the remaining sections.

Count Your Blessings was redone with corrected and reworked scores. We also redid the audio file to slow it down, adjust the speed and the volume of the instruments as they relate to each other.

We had to remove a couple titles that were listed, since we cannot locate the scores for them! These were “Nothing Is Impossible,” “The Love of God,” and “O Could I Speak.” Maybe later they will appear!

We’re Marching to Zion is now completed and ready! This is a simple march for the violin and piano. The cover photo is of Gadera on the Sea of Galilee. The inside of the cover features a lesson about being freed from demons and repentance. It also has a short description of Zion. Listen to the synthesized audio and look over the scores! This might be a musical piece that would be fun to play!

My Heavenly Father Watches Over You is also ready! The cover features a photo of an old boat from the Sea of Galilee. Inside the cover is a Bible lesson on the anchor. This music composition is a remarkable and well thought out and written piece of music that is a must for anyone serious about sacred hymns. Take a serious look at this piece!

The Joy-Trust Medley is now ready! Praise the Lord! This piece has been used in small Christian circles now for over 10 years and is a tried and true peppy little piece of music. The cover features a 3000 year old replica of Solomon’s Temple at Tel Arad in Israel. Inside the cover is an article on the story of Israel, and the story of the photo, and how import it is to trust our Savior. If nothing else, enjoy the synthesized reproduction of the music!

Send the Light now has the synthesized music added! If you would like to hear who the music sounds by a robot, now you can!

Cheryl Macomber did a second check on things and found some problems on things that were not working right, so these have been fixed as well. In all this has been a great week!

Violin and Piano Audio Files

Aug
05
2011

We started out just adding the audio player and audio files to each hymn, but it ended with a complete rework of the page into a very different layout and style!

We have added the following synthesized audio outputs to the following music:

    1. As a Volunteer for piano and violin
    2. Blessed Be the Name for piano and violin
    3. Come Thou Fount for violin and piano
    4. Count Your Blessing for violin and piano
    5. Exaltation of Christ for violin duet
    6. Great Is Thy Faithfulness for violin and piano
    7. I Gave My Life for Thee for viola and piano
    8. I Know Whom I Have Believed for violin and piano
    9. I Love Thy Kingdom Lord for violin and piano
    10. It Is Well with My Soul for violin and piano
    11. My Anchor Holds for violin and piano
    12. Send the Light with violin and piano
    13. The Lord Is My Shepherd for violin and piano
    14. To the Regions Beyond with harp and violin
    15. When We See Christ with violin and piano: redone

Violin and Piano Music Audio files

Jul
29
2011

We decided to add the synthesized audio to a bunch of the violin and piano music scores we have. Here is what we have added:

  1. When We See Christ
  2. We Gather Together
  3. What If It Were Today?