Dec 302013

Bauman album cover
A couple of weeks ago this lovely CD showed up in my mailbox. It came to me because three of my arrangements are included on it: “Be Still My Soul,” “I Need Thee Every Hour,” and “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”

The artist on this disk is Sara Noel Bauman, an extremely talented violinist, who took each of those arrangements (as well as eight other selections, including two of my personal favorites, “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables and “Clair de Lune”) and made them her own. Sara is currently concertmaster of BYU’s Chamber Orchestra, and as you listen to the music on this album you can see why. Her interpretations are flawlessly executed, but more importantly, they are simply beautiful.

Here’s her take on “Be Still, My Soul”:

And here is “I Need Thee Every Hour”:

Sara is using the proceeds from the sale of this album to fund a future Chamber Orchestra trip, and in charitable support of education for underprivileged children. Purchase this album at This is one you’ll listen to over and over.

  2 Responses to “Simply beautiful”


    Anywhere I can find a download version — iTunes, etc?


    You are right– simply, simply beautiful! Loved the harmonies.

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