For SATB Chorus and Piano.
For SATB Chorus and Piano
A missionary serving in my home ward gave me the idea of combining these two hymns as representing the foundation of testimony and faith. I first put this together while on my own mission (about a year later); handwritten on manuscript paper, it was barely legible (those poor missionaries from the Scotland Edinburgh Mission were gracious enough to take it seriously and performed it nicely). A few years ago (well, nearly 10!) I re-worked the arrangement for Soundsmith Music.Working with these two melodies is difficult; in some areas they neatly fit into harmonic thirds and sixths, in others they create boring unisons or rough seconds. This arrangement provides a fairly smooth combination which I think works (mostly) in context of the accompaniment. Since its debut, I’ve grown a bit as a composer and I’d prefer some revision; I’m still waiting for that spare time. Meanwhile, I’ve gotten a few requests to re-post this. Enjoy!