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 Post subject: Death Shall Not Destroy My Comfort
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:59 pm 
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I've recorded my version of the hymn "Death Shall Not Destroy My Comfort" on the Low G Blackwood:

HiFi:
http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... g_id=10281

LoFi:
http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... g_id=10281

Here is the text:

Death shall not destroy my comfort,
Christ shall guide me thro’ the gloom;
Down he’ll send some heav’nly convoy,
To escort my spirit home.

(Refrain):
Oh, hallelujah! How I Love my Savior,
Oh, hallelujah! That I Do.
Oh, Hallelujah! How I love my Savior!
Mourners, you may love him too.


Jordan’s stream shall not o’erflow me,
While my Savior’s by my side;
Canaan, Canaan lies before me!
Soon I’ll cross the swelling tide.
(Refrain)

See the happy spirits waiting,
On the banks beyond the stream!
Sweet responses still repeating,
“Jesus! Jesus!” is their theme.
(Refrain)

Now to hear it truly performed well, here's a CLIP from a choral recording:
https://tantararecords.securesites.com/ ... 071fd654d2

The recording is found on this CD:
https://tantararecords.securesites.com/ ... talog&i=56

The tune comes from a compilation in 1878 by William Hauser called "The Olive Leaf."

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Keith - I get a 'forbidden' message when trying to access your ezfolk links.


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jimwasson wrote:
Keith - I get a 'forbidden' message when trying to access your ezfolk links.

Strange. I do to. Don't know what the trouble seems to be. It worked yesterday. I'll do some checking and waiting and see what happened. It looks like all the links to these songs and others (not just mine, but others that have worked before) are sending this message.

In doing a quick check, it looks like the site is having trouble. Can't get to it at all. I'll try later.

Thanks, for trying to check and for letting me know. (At least the link to the choir clip works. :) )

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Try it now. It seems to be working.

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Yep - working now. And please - don't sell yourself short. Your playing may not be 'professional', but it's lovely.


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Thanks, Jim.

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What an interesting song, Keith ... and your playing is great, as usual!

I'm off the look for the notes .... 8)


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Judy K wrote:
What an interesting song, Keith ... and your playing is great, as usual!

I'm off the look for the notes .... 8)

Judy,

The only place I could find it was in a choral arrangement by Mack Wilberg (which I bought). It's the arrangement heard on the Choir clip. If you find it somewhere else, please let me know.

It is an interesting song. I can imagine this being sung at the funeral of a truly faithful believer.

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Yeah ... that seems to be about all I'm finding at the moment. Thought it might be on the LDS website ... but it isn't. I'll keep looking in a few more spots, then probably buy it myself. The tune is really intriguing.

You keep leading me into temptation, Keith. 8)

I worked for days on an arrangement of Shenandoah after you posted your version. Finally got something I like. Now this one ... :roll:

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Didja know that now you can copy the Embed text for your EZFolk clips and post them here? That's how I posted my O'Carolan tunes. ;)

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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Didja know that now you can copy the Embed text for your EZFolk clips and post them here? That's how I posted my O'Carolan tunes. ;)

I saw that at EZFolk, but wasn't sure exactly what it was for or how it worked. Now I do, but I'm not certain if it is hifi or lofi. Do you know?

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It is Hi-Fi, but I'd bet a dime against a donut that you could change the HTML code to say LoFi everywhere it would otherwise say HiFi, and it would work.

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Keith that was awesome.

I haven't been listening as much as I'd like lately - just happened on this one. That was way cool. I really like the tune, the whistle, the playing ... just all very well done.

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Thanks, Jim.

Here's the latest I'm working on. This is verse one of an old Southern Folk Hymn "My Song in the Night". More to come, but thought some might like to hear rehearsal.

[Links to this are dead now so I've removed them. Still not finished with this one.]

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That is great playing, Keith. I'm only just now getting around to commenting on it. And I finally got around to buying this CD, also. Man, oh man, that is a gorgeous song! It's funny...I googled the title, and the first hit on the list was this thread. I take it that it's not a widely known song?

I think I can learn it by ear. Is the first note 3 fingers down, Keith? XXXOOO?

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xxoooo (on a low G whistle) is where I start.

No, the tune is not well known at all. It's found in an old collection called the Olive Leaf (compiled by William Hauser) that is not currently in publication. The arranger, Mack Wilberg, found it, liked it, and (as with most of his work) created something absolutely beautiful. I see that choirs (besides the BYU Concert Choir and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) are singing it here and there (it's showing up on concert programs and so on).

Here, by the way, is a youtube connection to the choral version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fus6yvl1e_8
You've got it on CD, but this way others here can listen to the whole thing too.

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khl wrote:
xxoooo (on a low G whistle) is where I start.

No, the tune is not well known at all. It's found in an old collection called the Olive Leaf (compiled by William Hauser) that is not currently in publication. The arranger, Mack Wilberg, found it, liked it, and (as with most of his work) created something absolutely beautiful. I see that choirs (besides the BYU Concert Choir and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) are singing it here and there (it's showing up on concert programs and so on).

Here, by the way, is a youtube connection to the choral version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fus6yvl1e_8
You've got it on CD, but this way others here can listen to the whole thing too.

Thanks, Keith. It's been a long time since I've heard something that beautiful.

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