I wrote this arrangement of Nearer, My God, to Thee in just 24 hours. When we moved to Kansas City, we came to know a wonderful family. This arrangement was written with them in mind as they recently had a beautiful daughter, Maddy, pass away from a rare type of cancer. When Maddy learned she only had a short time to live, she was sad because (as she told her mom), she wanted to make a difference in the world. Thus started Maddy the Mighty, where people would perform acts of kindness in her honor.
This arrangement is scored for Vocal solo with Piano and String Trio accompaniment. I am pleased to have gotten the help of some friends to record it. Thanks to the mom and daughter team of Valerie and Emma-Kate Salin on the vocal part, Corinne Mosher (violin), Maren Hufford (viola), Devin Jackson (cello), and Markus Merrill (piano).
Download the score here: Nearer, My God, to Thee – Full Score
Download the string parts here: Nearer, My God, to Thee – Parts
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