Music is indefinable by words alone. It is not only something you hear but also what you feel. It is something your soul can reach out and touch. It originates from all over the world since time began. Complex or simple, fast or slow, loud or soft; it is what you feel, or it could be your method of escape or it could just keep you alive. All music is miraculous & the following videos by Gary Rose emphasise this as they bring us closer to the Throne of God’s Grace.
- A simple prayer – a recap of a Singing Company song
- In Thee O Lord do I put my trust – an old chorus
- Ascalon – my favourite hymn tune arranged in my own style. My wife has kindly sung the vocals for me in this arrangement.
- If on my soul – Salvation Army words to the Irish folk tune, O Danny Boy.
- Share my yoke – a piece especially for some of my friends at Church who lost their daughter to cancer just over 4 years ago. This song has been comforting to them during that time.
- Redeeming Love – a setting of the old hymn.
- Your Grace still amazes me – I did this for the retirement service of Major Doust. She asked me to sing it at her service but I find this song so difficult without getting emotional, so I thought I’d record vocals for her and added this video.
I have acknowledged that the music is not my own (apart from the vocals) and Youtube have allowed this to be used. Apparently the publishers may track the usage of this song and may decide for me to take it down in future. The Ads will always display on this video too. I must stress that I have not monetised it, this is a result of me using a third party song and I guess the publishers make money from it in this way.
I am hoping that the song will remain on Youtube. I hope you enjoy it.
- I bring my all – at Church last Sunday, the Officer chose a song which we sang to the traditional tune. Whilst we were singing it my mind wondered off to a different tune which has been composed to the same words.
- Jesus Thou art everything – a Salvation Army classic from the 80’s.
- Then how much more – a John Gowans and John Larsson Salvation Army classic song from their musical, HOSEA.
- Lord how I love You – a meditation around the song ‘Lord, how I love you’. Best listened to with headphones whilst chilling out!
- The potter’s hand – my take on the amazing Darlene Zschech classic.
- We are NOT alone – a euphonium and trombone version of the beautiful song
- The candle of the Lord – the Joy Webb SA classic.
- Teach me – a short chorus this time, from my youth. Linked to Matthew 6 where we’re taught how to prioritise and pray.
- Come into our world – the Joy Webb classic with a slight twist. In my mind I could see the relentless wars still raging throughout the world and wanted to depict that with a rigid tempo and a contemporary beat and bass feature throughout. Sitting on top of that machine like drone is the prayer – Come into our World. At the very end, when the prayer is said, the world carries on fighting, trying to block out any mention of Christ.
- St Teresa – one of my Mum’s favourites.
- I bring thee all – a version of William Himes’ music, featured in his SA classic ‘To The Chief Musician’. I’ve used scripture text from the new testament instead of that which is traditionally used in the brass band piece and some of the harmonies are not true to the original too. I’m hoping that Bandmaster Himes will forgive me for that. (I didn’t have a score, just memories)
- The Saviour’s name – another SA classic.
- A tribute to Mum – today [19 August 2014], we said goodbye to a very special lady, my mum. This is one of her favourite songs and some pictures of her throughout her life. The video tributes are from folks at the Clowne Corps, her home.
- The Lord’s Prayer – the tune was composed by Gordon Camsey (my father-in-law) in the 1980’s and is still one of the most p
- opular settings of the Lord’s Prayer. A simply beautiful tune to this most famous prayer.
- My simple prayer – an arrangement of the very popular ‘Donegal Bay’. Donegal Bay is an original piece of music by Paul Lovatt-Cooper, published by Wright & Round. It has been adapted into a choral piece for the Salvation Army by Kenneth Downie, with words by Rob Little.
- By His hand
- Celebration morning – Matthew 28
- Armour of God – Ephesians Chapter 6 – selected verses.
“10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Music by Gaz
- How great Thou art – my version of this great old hymn. I’ve used Luke 9:43 as the Scripture text.
- O valiant hearts – we will remember them!They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam
- To the Hills I lift my eyes (Ochills)
- Lord show me what I need – an arrangement of the Salvation Army Singing Company song by Ray Bowes.
- He sought me (Matthew 18)
- He is able (Ephesians 3)
- The Lord’s my Shepherd
- He giveth more grace (Blacklands)
- Because He Lives
- Bow the knee
- He is Lord
The Army then & now – documentary commissioned by the BBC in 2006 and never transmitted. Rebuilt from a backup tape and captioned from my original notes. Produced and directed by Tracy G Williams www.tracyisland.tv