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    My arrangement of a hymn for Guitar

    Hello everyone. I did an arrangement of the hymn "Abide with me" for guitar. Somehow I feel I just might add something to it. It could be work in progress. I posted a video on youtube and you can view it by following the link below.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2KoaAHXFr4
    Have a great day.

    Lovemore Nanjaya.

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    Lovely piece Lovemore and one I am very familiar with. It seemed to be a strong favourite in Wales and one would regularly hear it in church. Do you have the guitar music for it?

    teddy

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    Thanks Teddy. Unfortunately, I arranged it by ear so there is no sheet music for it at the moment.

    Lovemore Nanjaya.

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    fantastic work!

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    Enjoyed your performance. Always a favorite hymn.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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    Lovemore,

    Very nice arrangement of this popular hymn ... one of my favorites of meditative type hymn-tunes.

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    very nice work. i enjoyed listening to that.

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    @Smudgedude, Teddy, Mr Bill and Krumhorn: Thanks for the comments. Its very encouraging to know that one's has in a way helped cheer, encourage, inspire or warm someone's heart up. Huge reason to keep playing. Thanks for the feedback. Have a great day, friends.

    Lovemore Nanjaya.

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    Yeah, in a way I did get inspired looking and listening here, and that's watching the whole song.
    I got thinking about my own Scottish background, growing up in the choir of a church my parents helped start.
    And I thought about the singing in the many different churches of the Niagara Peninsula,
    where versions of "Abide With Me" would be sung.
    That only reminded me of the sonorous sound I expect from most choirs,
    and Krummhorn's previous comment about the meditative aspect of this song reflects the playing here,
    made me think it again, still thinking more of a steadfast feel, than a contemplative one.
    Nearer, my God, to thee. Yeah, a blinding light of love that can kill you or leave you soul dead,
    or send you to lesser opportunities in a lesser life.
    I'd have a hard time sitting still while all that's going on. And I've got high maintenance plans for heaven.
    Yeah, I'll be anxious, a little, that's for sure.

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    Typed John Watt into Youtube and got..................The Singing Farmer. Is there something that you have not told us John?

    teddy

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