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    Dear Lord and Father of Mankind - Sparke Arrangement

    Thanks again to those who opined on my balance experiments for the first half of this piece. I think I found a good compromise that did not involve turning my back on the listeners! Here is the final result:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIDh-tYnCBc

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    This is one of the more tender selections in Sparke's collection of hymns. There is a solo book with both bass and treble clef parts, which also has a CD accompaniment if you don't have a pianist handy. You can get the piano book separately.

    Euphonium:
    https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title...1?aff_id=15680

    Piano:
    https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title...3?aff_id=15680
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    That was really nice, Dave (and Sara). I hope Sara knows that she is a star, also! Based on this and I think another hymn I heard you play, I ordered the music (euphonium/CD and piano) books. I ordered them 21 days ago, and got a message from Sheet Music Plus that they are on the way. Everyday since (Oct 21), when I check tracking, they have been accepted in the Netherlands, and that's it! Talk about a slow boat from China (Netherlands in this case)!! I am hoping they arrive soon. I did send Sheet Music Plus an inquiry, and they said the wait is due to COVID-19.

    In any event, I will be happy to get those and play some in church. I'm already on the hook for some Christmas playing with the organist at a church in Rapid City. Some of these might fit in well.
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    Ah, very nicely done Dave! The dynamics of the first portion were perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    That was really nice, Dave (and Sara). I hope Sara knows that she is a star, also! Based on this and I think another hymn I heard you play, I ordered the music (euphonium/CD and piano) books. I ordered them 21 days ago, and got a message from Sheet Music Plus that they are on the way. Everyday since (Oct 21), when I check tracking, they have been accepted in the Netherlands, and that's it! Talk about a slow boat from China (Netherlands in this case)!! I am hoping they arrive soon. I did send Sheet Music Plus an inquiry, and they said the wait is due to COVID-19.

    In any event, I will be happy to get those and play some in church. I'm already on the hook for some Christmas playing with the organist at a church in Rapid City. Some of these might fit in well.
    Thanks, John! And I think you'll find the book very useful. There are 2 or 3 hymns that don't fit our church, but I've gotten a lot of mileage from the rest. Holy Holy Holy is the most fun and most difficult. Even so, it is not a huge challenge.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    Ah, very nicely done Dave! The dynamics of the first portion were perfect.
    Thanks, Rick! I was pleased with the balance. It's a little guesswork because a combination of safely-low recording levels and a weak internal amplifier on the recorder makes it impractical to do a balance check on the spot.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    Alliance Mouthpiece (DC4)
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