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Voicing/Instrumentation: Oboe

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Related song categories are:
Activation/Reactivation
Closing
Diligence/Commitment/Endure to End
Duty
Gathering of Israel
Obedience/Commandments
Second Coming/Millenium
Zion
Flute
Piano



Comments for this piece:
From Connie Stauffer: I love this! Very cleverly done. Good job!!!


From shauna Morris: These two songs go together perfectly. I love it! Well done!
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More about Thomas M. Waldron:
Tom has a music education degree from Utah State University and a Master Degree in conducting from Brigham Young University. He taught high school choirs for thirty years at Granite, Brighton, and Jordan High Schools. He also organized and taught high school English handbell choirs at Brighton and Jordan high schools. He sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (now called the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square). He also was the first director of the Bells on Temple Square.
Song background:

Wikipedia informs us Joseph M Scriben was living in Canada in 1855 when he wrote a poem, "What A Friend We Have in Jesus," for his lonely mother who was living in Ireland. Thirteen years later, Charles Crozat Converse wrote a tune for the poem. (Converse) Richard Smyth (1838-1914) served three missions for the LDS church, one of which was to Ireland. He wrote lyrics promoting all to come to Zion. Those lyrics first appeared in the Millenial Star in 1861. Also Karen Lynn Davidson in her book "Our Latter-Day Hymns) p. 36, refers to the tune as "Erie."

I have always loved Smyth's words "Israel, Israel, God Is Calling." As I sat down to work out an arrangement, my fingers kept playing blues rhythms and chords. And so, the arrangement ended up being "What A Friend We Have in Jesus" instead of "Israel, Israel, God Is Calling. Since this is an arrangement for piano, oboe, and flute, here is where you can find the lyrics of Converse's poem to his mother who was missing him.  What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Wikipedia

This arrangment is for piano, flute, and oboe. However, it works with piano and two C instruments. I am just partial to the timbre of a flute and oboe together.

 

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