icequeen wrote: ↑
October 12th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Praise received for TriciaG (TriciaG)
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My eyes have fallen into such a condition that renders reading a printed page nearly impossible. I love to listen! If I were reading, I would doubtless stumble at colloquialisms and songs. You, TriciaG, did marvelously in the reading "A Daily Rate" [by Grace Livingston Hill] and in the songs. I love singing, but I looked up the hymn page for "Father, In Thy Presence Kneeling" and wonder, if it were my duty to read this selection, if I would not have simply stuck the words to a different tune like Fanny Crosby's "Rescue the Perishing" tune or "under His Wings" but you sang the actual tune! It was refreshing. Thanks so much!
If I were to expect a response from you [which I do not] I would ask if you knew the song [Father in Yhy Mysterious Presence Kneeling] or if you just picked it out from the musical score. I'm working on it without much success and I don't have the pressure of having to read! Tremendous job, TriciaG.
No reply necessary... just curious!
Thanks for the note, George! I really do appreciate it.
When I run into songs in the books, I do try to use the actual tune for them if I can. I did not know "Father, In Thy Presence Kneeling". I can't remember exactly how I found it, but I usually do a web search for it. I do see it's on YouTube a couple times. I will try to use something like YouTube as a guide, maybe transposing it (using the wonders of computers) to a lower key so I don't screech too much!
If I can't find the actual tune, I do tend to use some other hymn with a similar meter, because I'm horrible at making up tunes, my sight-reading ability has gone downhill over the years, and usually I'd rather it be sung than just spoken.
Besides YouTube, hymnary.org and hymntime.com are also a great resources.