I have always enjoyed playing the piano and singing. And I especially love creating my own music. One of my favorite things to do is arrange hymns, and I’m happy to announce that I have finally recorded my latest hymn arrangement in both Spanish and English. It’s called “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” and the message is about how we can find lasting peace in our lives. The original hymn can be found in the LDS Hymn book #129.
Listen to the recordings below and let me know what you think. I think I like the Spanish translation best (and the recording is better, too). I have also updated my Music page where you can hear other arrangements I’ve done.
Audio Recordings (mp3)
Where Can I Turn For Peace (English version)
Dónde hallo el solaz (Spanish version)
Sheet music (PDF)
Where Can I Turn for Peace.pdf (Both English and Spanish included)
I should also offer a disclaimer that I don’t have any fancy recording studio equipment and the quality of the recordings is pretty poor. I’m getting a better microphone in a few weeks, which should help, but I did the best with what I had (including my very novice recording skills). Here is a list of what I used to make these recordings:
- Sibelius 6 for music notation
- Casio Celviano AP-24 digital piano
- Truepianos piano sample (used on English version)
- Galaxypianos Steinway D sample (used on Spanish version). I prefer this to Truepianos.
- Logitech USB headset for microphone (meant for chatting, but it’s all I have)
I hope you enjoy the arrangements! Next I think I’ll work on a male quartet arrangement (barbershop style) of “Have I Done Any Good?” Any other requests?