Over the years, I have been asked to write music for Women's (Relief Society) choruses on topics focused on love and service. Here are a few. Some of these came about in interesting ways. Clink on the links to learn their stories.
On an arranger's note: My sisters insist that I write featured parts for each voice part. And my low alto sister always expects "money" notes for her part --- that means plenty of notes below middle C. That's why I write a lot in 4 parts.
"We are His Hands" - was inspired by a talk given by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf to the women in 2010 admonishing them to be the Lord's hands on earth to give service to the needy.
"Come and Sit with Us" - featuring the words of Lucy Mack Smith on the occasion of the establishment of the Relief Society in 1842.
"How Firm a Foundation" - hymn sung at the first founding meeting of the Relief Society in 1842.
"Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?" - upbeat hymn arranged for SSAA, Piano and Violin, on the topic of service.
"If the Way Be Full of Trial, Weary Not" - hymn with wonderfully sweeping melodies on the topic of ministering.