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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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Greg Scheer’s 2016 Musical Review

Just for fun, I decided to compile some highlights from my compositional year and produce a one-hour radio style program. Feel free to share it with those who don’t have the good fortune of subscribing to my blog!

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Psalm 67: Let All the Peoples Praise You!

If necessity is the mother of invention, the lectionary is the muse of new Psalm settings. I already composed one setting of Psalm 67, but that was a complicated choir, organ, brass, and percussion anthem. What I needed for yesterday … Continue reading

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O Sacred Head, duet

It’s time to catch up on recordings from Holy Week. Let’s start with “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,” the quintessential Passion hymn. Knowing that I’d have my go-to flutist Kristen Zoetewey playing on Palm Sunday–and never being one to miss … Continue reading

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Blue Step

I’ve had two failed attempts at getting together with some friends to play through some of my jazz charts. Right before the first attempt I thought, “You know what this world needs? Another jazz chart!” So I answered the world’s … Continue reading

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Three for Emily Brink: DODECAPHONIA

Finally, the weirdest song of the three written for Emily Brink’s retirement collection. It is quite possibly the first 12 tone hymn tune ever written. 12 tone technique, also known as serialism or dodecaphony, uses “tone rows” to give equal weight to … Continue reading

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Three for Emily Brink: What Wondrous Joy

The grande dame of congregational song, Emily Brink, recently retired. I was asked to provide some music for a book celebrating her career: “One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church: A Scrapbook of Worship Resources for the Worldwide Church.” Of course, I was happy … Continue reading

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Will This Night Never End?

Coming to the close of my “One Long Year” song cycle, you’ll notice that this song bookends the first song, “This Night Will Never End.” The first time it appeared, it was full of hope. Now that things have pretty … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to get Diakonian

Welcome! Unless you’re a regular subscriber to my music blog (and who wouldn’t want to be?) you’re here to get the files you need for the Diakonia Remixed contest. If you just want to listen to the song, here’s the … Continue reading

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If You’re Weary

Here is a simple little song based on Matthew 11:28 that I started in Uganda, finished when I got back to the US, and premiered in Singapore. Now I’ve finally recorded it. The trick about recording is that it’s never … Continue reading

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