Category Archives: Hallel Psalms

Eagle Creek, Tremble Before the Lord

Eagle Creek: Eight Days ~ Moments in Time ~ Two Scenes from JMM on Vimeo. Every once in a while I receive a note letting me know that someone has sung one of my songs in their church, or asking … Continue reading

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Everlasting to Everlasting premiere

On Saturday night, an encouraging number of people showed up to play, hear and sing my new cantata,¬†Everlasting to Everlasting. Thanks to everyone who came out, but especially to The Choral Scholars, who sounded brilliant as always, and the hastily … Continue reading

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Hallel Postlude

With a Hallel rehearsal looming in my near future, it’s about time I wrapped this thing up. And nothing wraps up a piece of music like a postlude, eh? MP3, PDF

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Hallel Post Rest

I know it’s Holy Week, but that doesn’t mean I can’t post to my blog, right? Actually, the week before Easter is usually pretty relaxed at church because the bulk of the planning and preparation is already done. So I … Continue reading

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Hallel Post-Nations

“What’s up with the goofy name–“Hallel Post-Nations?” you say. Indeed. As promised, I continue to chip away at my multi-movement work based on the Hallel Psalms. All the Psalm songs are done, and now I just have a few instrumental … Continue reading

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Tremble Before the Lord (sleep deprivation remix)

A few weeks ago I posted a refrain based on Psalm 114. On February 28 I had a deadline for turning in a recording of said Psalm. I completed the recording at 5:30am that morning. Now my sleepless night can … Continue reading

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Psalm 118: Everlasting to Everlasting

This is it, people. This is the last of the Hallel Psalms; that is, 118 of 113-118. Now that all the songs are completed, I still need to write two more instrumental sections to complete the whole cantata thingy I’ve … Continue reading

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Hallel Post-Glory

I spent the day writing just as fast as I could and spent the evening doing a read-through of my Hallel Psalms with some friends. Here is part of the fruit of our labors. Once again, I’ll come up with … Continue reading

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Hallel Post Sunrise

For those of you just tuning in, my FAWM project is a cantata of sorts. I’m writing a congregation-friendly song for each of the Hallel Psalms (113-118) and filling it out with instrumental interludes and hallelujahs. This is one of … Continue reading

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Psalm 115: For the Glory of Your Name

This is my second attempt at Psalm 115. (The first is here.) It’s interesting to see the two different directions one Psalm can go musically. The first version was prettier and more compact, but I like the earthiness of this … Continue reading

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