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All That Thrills My Soul Written in 1917 by Thoro Harris (1874 - 1955), this old hymn has been played all over the world. In 1931 the copyright was transferred to the Lillenas Publishing Company, which is now the Nazarene Publishing House. My original sequence was composed back in 1977 on a paper drive machine (binary punch) long before what we now call a MIDI file but converted to a Standard
America, The Beautiful Not necessarily a Christian tune, but thank God for this country!
Amazing Grace - Rock of Ages Medley A delightful blend of two hymns bluegrass style.
Amazing Grace This one is in a Jazz 6/8 tempo. Very interesting!
As A Deer Panteth Martin Nystrom's Classic using the entire orchestra.
At Your Feet We Fall Written by Doug Fellingham in 1980 (nice tune!)
Battle Hymn of the Republic By Julia W. Howe recorded by the Larrie Dee Quintet (1960)
Because He Lives Written by Bill and Gloria Gaither (In a nice easy style)
Beyond the Sunset This beautiful song was written by Blanche Kerr Brock with lyrics by Virgil P. Brock. Originally copyrighted by Rodeheaver Publishing in 1936 and renewed in 1964. Nice easy listening style. Ralph Carmichael also made a masterful arrangement of this song in 1972 for his "Hymns At Sunset" album on "Light" Records.
Blessed Assurance (Jesus is Mine!) What a wonderful old tune written by Phoebe P. Knapp with lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby. We really had fun with this one trying to emulate a large orchestra. You should hear how it sounds here in the studio and not in
Blood WIll Never Lose It's Power God Bless Andre Crouch for this beautiful song!
Brighten The Corner Where You Are Written by Charles H. Gabriel and lyrics by Ina D. Ogdon. This one goes back many years but we updated the rhythm to the "Big Band Sound" trying to somewhat emulate the Ralph Carmichael Big Band. Of course no one can do that! But, the effort was a lot of fun.
Cleanse Me An old Maori Melody with words by Edwin Orr (AKA "Now is the Hour") (Kia Ora!)
Christian Medley When the Saints Go Marching in & Count Your Blessings (Dixieland)
Do Lord An old Spiritual dressed up in Dixieland clothing - classic version of vintage Larrie!
Down By The Riverside Another old Spiritual but played in a 1930s "Society Band" style. (Yes, I am old enough to remember those bands too!) It also became a popular tune but with entirely different lyrics during the early 50s.
Exalt His Name Together Another Jack Hayford tune done in a Baroque styling.
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Fairest Lord Jesus Classic Hymn which was originally a Salesian folk melody.
Father God Written Dr. Jack Hayford, Pastor of the Church on the Way in Van Nuys.
Have Thine Own Way, Lord! By George C. Stebbins in 1907 with words by
He That Dwelleth (In the
His Eye Is On The Sparrow Written by Charles Gabriel and Mrs. L. D. Martin. One of Kenny Rydeen's favorite songs to perform. He really admired the Tony Fontaine version. (Please visit the Kenneth Rydeen Irish page for more about Kenny's career) Ralph Carmichael has also arranged this one for many other singers. In this effort, I used strings in a higher register to accent the harmony.
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How Great Thou Art A Swedish Folk Melody ("O Store Gud") and a Classic Hymn.
I'm So Glad (Jesus Lifted Me) Traditional song in a bluesy style.
In the Garden By C. Austin Miles and another classic hymn.
It is No Secret By Stuart Hamblin but this time done in a "Country Style" ala Englebert.
I Shall Not Be Moved Here is a Boogie Woogie treatment of a great Gospel song written by Mrs. James A. Pate. The lyrics were written by John Benson, Jr. and was copyright by Mr. Benson in 1950. This is just a great Christian "hand clapper" for praise and worship time!
I Will Bless the Lord Written by J. Hernandez and arranged in Jazz 3/4 time.
Just A Closer Walk A 1950's version as done by the Larrie Dee Orchestra!
Just A Closer Walk Version 2. Here is a sprightly Dixieland version I made especially for a local radio disk jockey. Actually, he collects different versions of this song and plays them on his show each week.
Just A Closer Walk Version 3 This one generally was a "mood" decision for the day. I wanted to try something different.
Just As I Am A William Bradbury Hymn known world wide.
Lead Me to Calvary William J. Kirpatrick's famous song as a Paso Doble! Ole!!
Mansion Over the Hilltop By Ira Stamphill. A rather "different" type version.
Majesty Written by Dr. Jack Hayford and performed in a Bolero style.
My Tribute Another gem from the talented Andre Crouch Another Paso Doble!
No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus By C. F. Weigle. Nice easy swing style.
Old Rugged Cross Traditional song in an easy jazz 3/4 time. Hear the choir harmonies.
Old Rugged Cross (#2) Another version of George Bennard's classic in a 50's style.
Onward Christian Soldiers Written by Arthur S. Sullivan with lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould, this old hymn has been sung by many artists throughout the years. On this file, we tried a Paso Doble "feel" within a Military March. (Unusual?) "FOREWARD--March!" I can just hear the Bandmaster now!
Peace in the Valley Thomas A Dorsey gets credit for this one which we arranged in a “Blues” style.
Precious Lord, Take My Hand Another of those great Thomas A. Dorsey tunes. (He also wrote "Peace in the Valley") This one was written 1938. Best arrangement I ever heard of “Precious Lord” was by our good friend Ralph Carmichael on LIGHT RECORDS (Hymns at Sunset) in 1972 and featured an outstanding bass trombone solo by George Roberts. ( A very hard instrument to play--I know---I tried!)
Reach Out To Jesus Written and recorded by Ralph Carmichael and his orchestra in 1968, this song has found it's way into the hearts of millions. Few composers and arrangers have the talent of this wonderful Christian man. God indeed has blessed him with incredible talents.
The Saviour Is Waiting Another beautiful song written and recorded by Ralph Carmichael in 1958. Ralph is one of the greatest orchestra arrangers and directors of all time in either the Christian or Secular areas of music. Recorded on Sacred Records in 1958.
Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us Another of William Bradbury's wonderful tunes. A real different treatment here.
Singing Hallelujah! Written by Paul Charter, a notable member of the
Something Beautiful Bill Gaither's classic praise song with background choir harmonies.
Splendor and Majesty This song was originally penned by Ralph P. Merrifield in 1993. Lenny Smith of "Our God Reigns" fame collaborated with Ralph in 1996 to produce one of the most majestic praise songs I have ever been privileged to arrange and perform. Not as well known yet as "Our God Reigns" but equally as compelling a song to hear and the lyrics are superb! I arranged, orchestrated and composed this
The King is Coming! The Bill Gaither tunes just keep on coming!
The Lighthouse This is a Ronnie Hinson gem! Written in 1971. Of course Ronnie's version was a top seller. I tried to blend both the "country" feel of his rendition with the great John Starnes version of this song. I think you will agree the results are excellent!
There Is A River Originally written in 1969 by Max and David Sapp and copyright by David Sapp Music about ten years later. Many artists have performed this song including Bill Gaither and Ken Copeland. My favorite version is the Copeland presentation. A very special thanks to "Mulraine" of
There is Just Something About That Name Still more Gaither!!!
This Could Be the Dawning of That Day Guess who? That's right! Boy, can Bill write great music!
Why Me Lord? A Kris Christopherson Gem! Done in 3/4 time.
Whispering Hope Another "memory" tune from the past. Written by Alice Hawthorne in the earlier 1900's this tune has been played and sung all around the world. We did this as a lazy country waltz in 1964 and sequenced the first arrangement in the mid 70's. (Yes, we had our ways even then!
You Are The River Written in 1998 by Lenny Smith, (of "Our God Reigns" fame) this is a very beautiful song. Listen to it a couple of times and imagine the big orchestra and choir singing in His presence! Lenny sure is a talented individual I am sure you will agree. The lyrics to this song can be found on Lenny's site. Just type in "New Jerusalem Music" or go to my "Larrie's Links" page for a direct connection.
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