From the album Earth Sky Love and Dreams, the song A Song For The Earth! Digital Download only!
From the album Gather the Spirit, the song Come Into This Place of Peace! Digital Download only!
From the album Earth Sky Love and Dreams, the song Season of Change! Digital Download only!
From the album Heart in Another Land, the song It’s The Guitar I Pick! Digital Download only!
16 Arrangements of Popular Hymn Tunes in Jazz/Gospel/World Music Styles. These arrangements range from lush and rather challenging close harmony to bluesy gospel with some syncopated rhythms to less formal and contemporary style.
Original versions can be found in the “Singing the Living Tradition” UU Hymnbook and “Singing the Journey” Hymnbook Supplement. Several have more than one harmonization.
In a somewhat traditional carol style this is a song for the Christmas season and carries a message of rebirth and hope. The birth of a child in the dark of winter is something we all can get excited about, makes us all feel like a family and gives us faith in the future.
Four Arrangement Options:
- Key Eb – a capella
- Key C – a capella
- 3 Verses with bells comp
- SATB piano comp
This eco-anthem works well for group singing or a solo voice. The traditional hymn style melody was intended to have a more contemporary feel, not too somber, with steady folk/rock rhythm. The long phrases can be a challenge to maintain the meaning of the words as all in one sentence so don’t get too slow. Several arrangements – SAA, SATB or solo with SATB – are available from Jim Scott.
This ¾ tune in a swinging gospel style has gotten wide acclaim and use as a congregational hymn in the Unitarian Universalist Church as well as some other denominations. This choral arrangement adds some counterpoint and different voice parts taking the lead. In a coda section there’s a 4/4 gospel, layered repeated riff that could draw in the congregation. It’s syncopated and may take a little time to figure out, but once you get the feel, it’s worth it – really rousing.
Classical, jazz, world folk music influenced instrumentals by cello, oboe, guitar and ethnic percussion featuring Jim and former Winter Consort friends who originally recorded as the group Radiance. Selected from the albums A Song for the Earth and Inverness, these sparkling compositions by Jim and improvisations by the acoustic ensemble are great for relaxation, reflection, free dance and life in general. Including free shipping.
Instruments of Peace
In a traditional carol style, the four parts make an SATB harmonization. It’s short enough to be repeated. A verse might be done with just the two treble voices, or the unison melody done down an octave. A larger SATB choral arrangement is available from Jim Scott.