Church Music

All of my music is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license. This means that you can make as many copies as you need for worship or personal use, and you can adapt the material to suit your own needs, but you may not use it for commercial purposes. Some items are available for free, and others can be purchased through my Payhip store.

If your congregation uses any of my music, I’d love to hear from you!

Choral Works and Arrangements

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (SATB/piano, 2017, $5+)

This moderately easy arrangement of the tune “Kingsfold” starts out in unison and builds gradually to Ralph Vaughan Williams’s familiar four-part harmonization. The piano doubles the voices for passages in three or four parts, and it should be accessible to any pianist who can play four-part hymns. I couldn’t resist throwing in a key change for the last verse!

Christ, My All (SATB choir and speaker, 2018, free download)

A Taizé-like SATB refrain with spoken verses, on a text by the prolific 19th-century American hymn writer Fanny Crosby (one of my go-to sources of public-domain texts).

Read more about this piece on my blog.

Hymn Descants

EASTER HYMN (“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” / “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”) (2020, free download)

Read more about this descant on my blog.

ENGELBERG (“When In Our Music God Is Glorified”) (2017, free download)

TRURO (“Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates” / “Christ Is Alive!”) (2020, free download)

Songs (melody + chords)

Blessed Redeemer (2017, $2.50+)

An upbeat song with a fun chord progression. The one tricky spot is the third ending, going into the final repeat of the refrain – it has to sound like you mean it! The text is by Fanny Crosby.

Lamp of My Feet (2017, $2.50+)

This text was written by Fanny Crosby and published under one of her many pseudonyms, Ida Scott Taylor. My setting has a similar rhythm to the original tune by J. Howard Entwisle, but with a new minor-key melody.

Light of Light, Enlighten Me (2018, $2.50+)

This is a setting of Catherine Winkworth’s translation of a text by the Lutheran hymn writer Benjamin Schmolck. (Winkworth’s more familiar hymn translations include “Now Thank We All Our God” and “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People.”)

Take Up the Story (2018, $2.50+)

A joyful setting of a Christmas text by Fanny Crosby (originally titled “Never shone a light so fair”). Watch the syncopation, especially in the verses!

Read more about this song on my blog.