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Full-Blown Christmas Medley, in Progress…

I’m working on a Christmas Medley for The Master’s College orchestra! Here’s what I’ve got cooking…

For those who’ve enjoyed my “Three Ships,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Coventry Carol,” “O Holy Night,” and “Hark the Herald…” there will be significant portions of those works featured in this medley.

It’s still rough, but it’s really taking shape quickly. I’m loving it and couldn’t wait to share! <3

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Brand-New Christmas Carol Finished!

Presenting… Cradle Song (of Mary’s Beloved) for SATB Choir and Bb Trumpet.

I just finished writing this for a new Christmas Carol Contest deadline! 🙂

I’ve adapted the lyrics from the 1901 poem of the same name by Patrick K. O’Horan. Per the rules of the contest, this work is for SATB choir, 3 minutes long, and adds a part for solo Bb trumpet (I’m planning on rewriting this part for optional, different solo instruments as well: like solo horn, solo trombone, solo euphonium….)

Sleep, O my little one, quietly sleep,
Angels shall guard thee slumbering deep.
White wings about thee
Enfolding that flame,
Holy, Immortal
Ineffable Name.

Sleep, my beloved, my little one sleep;
No crying be heard: O stir not nor weep.
A bright Star is shining
Above thy dear head,
And to this poor shelter
The great Kings are led.

Sleep then, my Kingly one, gently and still.
See how thine angels watch on each hill.
Here is thy mother
Close, dearest heart:
I shall be with thee
When shepherds depart.

Sleep, O my little Lord, darling one, sleep.

I really love how it turned out! And, now I finally have an official choir piece in my oeuvre. 🙂

Maybe it’ll be chosen for live performance! Regardless, I’ll eventually have at least a demo version with live voices for you to enjoy. But, for now, enjoy this little digital demo…

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Just in Time for Christmas…

Introducing… Four new unique arrangements of classic Christmas carols for piano trio (violin, cello, piano)! Yes, these are the very same works that will be debuted during the Christmas Eve Service this Wednesday at His Way Community Church — Hope to see you there!

Whether or not you can come out to join us this week, I’m excited to be able to offer the official sheet music for these lovely arrangements! Find them, and links to their individual purchase pages with more info, here. Add them to your collection of go-to Christmas tunes! 😉

In the meantime, enjoy these little demo recordings I threw together. These works are lovely and so much fun to play!

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Celebrate Christmas Eve, with Music by Sarah!

Need a place to celebrate and reflect upon the Christmas Story this Christmas Season, complete with community carol-singing and candle-lighting? Come join us at His Way Community Church in Santa Clarita (CA), December 24th, 5pm-6pm!

This year’s Christmas Eve Service will include a music trio of piano, violin and cello playing some popular Christmas Carols, a Christmas story reading and a candlelight singing of Silent Night.

All music will be specially composed and arranged by Sarah, and will be performed by Sarah on violin, Taylor Arnone on cello, and Mike Jung on piano.

Find more details at this Event Link!

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Enjoy “A Baroque Christmas” – Performances This Week & Next

This program is utterly BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m so enjoying playing full-on Baroque style violin with these fabulous musicians and choir! Mark your calendars!

FYI, we are also having a FREE showing of this program tomorrow (Friday) night, at 7:30, at Glendale City Church. But if you can’t make it, plan on coming to a show next weekend!

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