Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lord of the Dance (Jesus ... not the other guy)

Here's a little something for Easter.  This is an arrangement of the well-known Easter hymn "Lord of the Dance", which is set to the familiar folk tune that is also known as "Simple Gifts".

I developed this arrangement for a Fuller Chapel service back in the day, and was blessed to perform it with a live dancer.  This is a demo recording, done in my friend Brad's apartment, that we made so the dancer had something to choreograph and practice to.

I'll never forget after the service when Fuller's beloved, respected (and British) Old Testement scholar (and my Psalms Exegesis professor), John Goldingay, came up to me afterwards and said, "you've taken an English folk melody and turned it into a Nashville pop tune!"  I've always chosen to take that as a compliment. :)

Enjoy the song!  Listen/download on SoundCloud here:
12 Lord of the Dance

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