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Voicing/Instrumentation: Duet, Guitar

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More about Jonathan Gill Thwaits:
Taking on every opportunity to testify of the gospel of Jesus Christ through music, Jonathan is serving as Primary singing time accompanist and previously served as the Primary chorister. He has been singing in ward choirs since a youth, influenced and guided by his dedicated musical mother through the formative years. While he loves to spend time playing many different instruments, most of his experience has been in vocal groups. From ages 9 through 12 he traveled and performed around the Western United States and Eastern Europe as a member of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus. Moving on from there he participated in the Arizona High School All-State Choir three times before going on to sing in college choirs and to study music theory and composition for two years at The University of Arizona. While raising four children with his wife Marisa, he started a career as an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry after getting a Master’s degree from Arizona State University. Leading up to this technical career he worked various jobs including delivery driver, piano mover, piano tuner, airport taxi driver, and school bus driver; but through all of these occupations and transitions, music has been a constant in his life as he has been blessed with time in his schedule to write, record, and perform musically on countless occasions. As a composer he has worked on projects ranging in style from jazz, to pop and rock but is now fulfilling a lifelong goal to apply his musical talents to create sacred themed music and to progress the work of God on earth.
Song background:

Here is a guitar and piano instrumental duet of Away in a Manger (using the tune from the standard hymnal, not the one in the Children's Songbook). This year I was asked to play this song on guitar in our Christmas sacrament meeting and a pianist was available to accompany. Because of the pandemic restrictions this year we could not have singers as special musical numbers so we kept this instrumental and I decided to create a custom arrangement to add harmonic and rhythmic interest. The melody goes back and forth between the guitar and piano so this is more of a duet instead of a guitar solo accompanied by piano. Guitar tablature is also included with suggested string and fret positions, this is for an intermediate guitarist who is comfortable with picking as this is not a strumming arrangement. This arrangement copyright 2020 J.G.Thwaits, no restrictions for private use and non-commercial (church related) public live performance but contact me for permission/license for any commercial use, recording, streaming, or other digital or physical distribution of this arrangement.

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