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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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Go Tell It on the Mountain: strings, brass, and piano

I’ve got lots to do for Sunday’s Lessons & Carols service at Church of the Servant (6pm, if you’re interested), but true to form I feel the compulsion to add one more thing to my to do list: write a … Continue reading

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Prairie Prelude in the Philippines

It’s always a mystery to me: who is visiting my website or subscribing to my blog? which songs are they using? where are the songs traveling? YouTube has answered some of these questions, and raised others. I found out that … Continue reading

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A City on a Hill

I just got back from Berlin, and one of the highlights was… the Berlin Wall? Kurfürstendamm? Die französische Kirche? Nein, meine liebe Damen und Herren. MC Xander. That’s right. I saw MC Xander on Alexander Platz, and I was so … Continue reading

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There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy

When I was in Uganda I was doodling on the guitar one day and I came up with a cool little guitar riff. Somehow it seemed to match up in my mind with the hymn text “There’s a Wideness in … Continue reading

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Abba Father

Calvin College’s chaplain Andy De Jong is doing a chapel series on the Lord’s Prayer. He asked if I would compose a new tune for a text by Thomas Troeger called “Let All Who Pray the Prayer Christ Taught.” It … Continue reading

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Fritze

Back in grad school I took a computer music class. About the same time I got really into minimalism. As luck would have it, I got a visit from my Austrian friend Martin Pellizzari right when my final project was … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Musical Diary of Greg Scheer

The other day I visited Chris Smit’s new blog and I was inspired to try my own hand at a music blog. Of course, I invented blogs, so I’m no stranger to the form. But at this point in my … Continue reading

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