Tuesday, October 18, 2011

31 Days of Fall Fun {Day 18}: A Perfect Soundtrack for a Beautiful Fall Day

As a music teacher sometimes I can't help but share music that I love.

I discovered the group, Piano Guys, just a few months ago and I haven't heard a piece they've done that I haven't liked.

One of their newest songs is an arrangement of the old hymn, Nearer My God to Thee. I highly recommend you make sure you computer speakers are on, click the link to YouTube, close your eyes, and enjoy. I doubt you'll regret it.

Source

Music perfect for a Fall day:

for 9 cellos
arranged and performed by Steven Sharp Nelson


Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me;
Still all my song shall be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I'd be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
There let the way appear steps unto heav'n;
All that Thou sendest me in mercy giv'n;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
Then with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
Or if on joyful wing, cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.



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6 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS arrangement. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. While I was listening to the video you posted I ran across this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rLrMGBUv4&feature=relmfu

    I thought you would appreciate it. It's an arrangement of the Harry Potter theme for piano. The guy is pretty good and entertaining.

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  3. Be still my heart... LOVED it, thanks so much for sharing!! I am going to have to explore more this guy!

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  4. I've heard that one too. Love it!

    Their Moonlight rendition is one of my favorites too: http://www.youtube.com/user/ThePianoGuys#p/u/6/DRVvFYppU0w

    If I was still in college, this would have been a part of my "study" music.

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  5. I am thrilled that you liked it! The music teacher in me is always super happy when people like the music I share. . . totally makes my day.

    :)

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