PDF - Joseph Smith's First Prayer Baritone
PDF - Joseph Smith's First Prayer - Soprano
PDF - Joseph Smith's First Prayer - Bari - Violin Part
PDF - Joseph Smith's First Prayer - Soprano- Violin part
PDF - Joseph smith's First Prayer - Alto - Violin
PDF - Joseph Smith's First Prayer - Alto - b-flat Clarinet Part
PDF - Joseph Smith's First Prayer - Soprano - Cello
PDF - Joseph Smith's First Prayer - Alto/Cello Score
PDF - Joseph Smith's First Prayer - Alto/Cello - Cello Part
Live recording (noise and all) - https://soundcloud.com/rickgraham-1/joseph-smiths-first-prayer-lc18w
So earlier this year, a fellow MoTab member told me that his daughter was returning home from her mission and mentioned that it would be way cool if there could be a custom arrangement of the hymn, "Joseph Smith's First Prayer". In this particular mission, they loved to sing the words of Joseph Smith's First Prayer to the tune of, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing". So I accepted the challenge. This is what I ended up with.
It is scored for Baritone solo with violin and piano, but can be altered for other voices - just ask and I'll provide you with it. :) I thought it turned out well and this is also the piece that I submitted to the 2015 LDS Submission. I don't know how it fared out as the results won't be released till July. But the deadline for submission has passed and felt that I need to share this with others.
It is very rare that I have strong feelings about a piece, but every time I play this back, I keep on telling myself, "I didn't write this". I feel that I had some heavenly help with this. I hope you enjoy it. If you perform it, I'd love to hear about it and maybe even an audio recording.
NEW: 19 May 2015 - Added PDF with transposed music set for Soprano Voice v1.01S
20 May 2015 - Added Violin part PDF's for each voicing
12 June 2015 - Added PDF for Alto Voice v1.01A
8 July 2015 - Added b-flat clarinet for Alto arrangement v1.01AC
15 July 2015 - Added Cello for Soprano Arrangement V1.01SC
6 March 2016 - Added Cello for Alto arrangement V1.02AC