Another Week of Advent and yet another Dulcimer arrangement of a Advent hymn. This week's arrangement is of "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence." This favorite hymn for many of us was originally a Greek hymn sung by early Christians and today is set to a medieval French folk melody. Of course in the last centuries musicians have put new chords and harmonies to the original melody. I hope you all enjoy the arrangement and have a great Advent season!
This week we are going to look at a very familiar hymn arrangement; "What Child Is This." It is a popular Christmas carol written in 1865 by an English twenty-nine year old writer named William Chatterton Dix. Dix almost died from a near-fatal illness and was confined to bed-rest for several months. Within this time, he fell into depression, but out of this near-death experience, Dix wrote many hymns, including "What Child is This?". It goes to show that through our weaknesses, God gives us strength and in this case encouragement to himself (Dix) and other's for more than 100 years. Mr. Dix's lyrics were later set to the traditional English tune "Greensleeves," and the rest is history. I hope you all enjoy this week's Christmas Dulcimer arrangement!
This is a video of me playing the RUF hymnal version of "For all the Saints" on my mountain dulcimer. It's a fun song to play. Hope you all enjoy!
This is song written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty played on the mountain dulcimer.
Benjamin Esh plays "How Deep the Father's Love For Us" on the Mountain Dulcimer. Download the sheet music for tons for classic hymns at thedulcimerhymnal.com!
This is a great song written by Rich Mullins, performed by Benjamin Esh. I Hope you enjoy! You can download the sheet music to the intro of this song for free at my site: http://www.thedulcimerhymnal.com
This is a Video of an arrangement I wrte last year of the hymn "Softly and Tenderly." You can play along by downloading the music from my website; www.TheDulcimerHymnal.com. Hope you enjoy!
This is an arrangement I wrote last year of the hymn "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus". You can download the music for free from my site; www.TheDulcimerHymnal.com. Play along and I hope you enjoy!
The hymn "Fairest Lord Jesus" Arranged for the Mountain Dulcimer. This is an arrangement that can be found in "the dulcimer hymnal" at thedulcimerhymnal.com.
The hymn "Come Thou Fount" Arranged for the Mountain Dulcimer by Benjamin Esh. This is an arrangement that can be found in "the dulcimer hymnal" at thedulcimerhymnal.com. I played this Arrangement when I performed in China.
http://www.thedulcimerhymnal.com Benjamin Esh playing "Be Thou My Vision" on the mountain dulcimer. This arrangement can be found in The Dulcimer Hymnal: Volume 1.