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Terri




Friday, May 18, 2012

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

A few weeks back my friend, Melissa Robbins, asked if I would be interested in writing an arrangement of the song in the Children's Hymnbook, "The Wise Man and the Foolish Man."  With it she hoped to present ward primary leaders in our stake with an option, a more reverent alternative, should they wish to include it in their primary presentation this fall.

No hand motions for this version.  My hope is that the children enjoy singing it, but more importantly, that they feel the powerful message in the words as they do.



To download or print the SHEET MUSIC click HERE
To download an mp3 FILE of PIANO ONLY click HERE
To download an mp3 FILE of CHILDREN SINGING click HERE

35 comments:

  1. Terri, This is absolutely beautiful, stirring and fantastic! I love it! I'm so glad you are doing this blog! I appreciate you and am so amazed and humbled at your great talent that you are willing to share! Love, Sandra

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  2. Wow! Terri! Peggy told me about this. I don't know if you remember me, but my husband took over for your husband in the bishopric in the CC ward a few years ago. I hope it's ok that I use this with my primary kids over here in the valley! It's beautiful!!! Thank you!!!!

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  3. Terri, What a beautiful rendition of this song. I wasn't planning on doing this song for the program, but now I may need to rethink that after listening to your version. Would you mind giving rights to your doc to print it? Your link to download takes you to the googledoc; however, it does not allow anyone to download and print the file. Looks like there are only view rights. Would it be possible to change the rights so that it can be printed correctly? Oh, I posted a link to your blog on my blog "In the Leafy Treetops the Birds Sing "Good Morning". Thank you for being so willing to share.
    http://intheleafytreetopsthebirdssing.blogspot.com/
    Nalani

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  4. Thanks so much for this! We have a large primary and I was concerned doing this song would get out of hand. Now I have the option for it to absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! I was going to do the song in our program, but I had also chosen another song as well. I will be doing this one instead here in our little Eastern Oregon ward if that is okay.

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  6. Thank you all for your generous comments. I’m so glad that you like the piece and want to run with it. Thanks for passing it along.

    Terri

    PS - @ Emily – Sure I remember you!! Hope all is well with you and your family.

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  7. Thank-you! This is such a lovely alternative! There was some concern about the feel of the song as written for the presentation, so I think this will help with that!

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all!

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  9. I'm subbing in Primary (as Ward Music Chairman) for our ward here in the UK. We have a relatively small Primary (12 regulars) but I reckon I can pull this off - I hadn't really given the song much thought until I found this, I agree with all the comments in saying this is beautiful. I am in awe of people with this much musical talent.

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  10. I just listened to your arrangement and loved it. I'm going to show it to my Primary President and see what she thinks. It's beautiful!

    Karen Johnson in Anchorage, AK

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  11. Thank you for sharing this arrangement. I just came across it today and am so excited to use it in the program. It is so nice to have a beautiful reverent version.

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  12. Hello-I love this song! I am so excited to use it in our primary program. Love the arrangement, and I feel it allows the meaning of this parable to really shine through. One question-do you know if I could get an mp3 version to download to my iTunes and burn on a CD for the kids to practice? Our pianist will need quite a bit of practice time to pull this one off but I can't wait that long to teach it to my kids. Any ideas?
    joshandcori@gmail.com

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  13. Also, could you add something to your copyright saying that we have permission to use it

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  14. Loved this and I would like to use it for our program if that is okay. You are so talented. Thank you Jenny

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  15. Thank you all for your great comments and suggestions. I have added my permission to make copies on page one of the sheet music. I hope the children enjoy learning it!!

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  16. I would love to be able to download an mp3 of this song for my Primary kids to hear! Do you have one available?
    Thanks!

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    1. You should be able to download the mp3 now. I hope this helps.

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  17. This is absolutely beautiful! I have been feeling strange with singing it the way that the kids know it for a wiggle song but with this arrangement, it will be fabulous. THANK YOU SO MUCH TERRI!!! You are so talented, and I'm so grateful you are sharing it with the world. God Bless!!!!

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  18. What a wonderful version of this song! I taught this to our primary in Henderson, Nevada today and the children (from the youngest to the oldest) all loved it! The spirit was so strong in Sr. primary as we sang the last line of the song. I can't wait for our ward to hear it in our primary program this fall!

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    1. Thank you for this beautiful arrangement. I have one question: Can I put it on a CD for our primary children to learn?
      We are making a CD and have decided to use this version, if that's okay and would like to include it on the CD. Please let me know. My email address is: catlin.bassett2010@gmail.com
      Catlin

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  19. Thanks again for your positive feedback. I love hearing that the message of the parable is shining through the children’s voices. We have just added an mp3 with vocals. Feel free to make cds of the mp3 files that are available on the blog.

    I just have to give a nod to our fantastic singers: Branson, Carsen, Faith, Forrest, Kayla, Macey, Maile, Marcus, Paige, Peyten, and Sara. You are AWESOME!!

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  20. Thank you for sharing your talents! This is a great addition to our program. Your thoughtfulness in sharing is so very appreciated!

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  21. This is absolutely beautiful. I have received permission to sing this in our program, and I am thrilled! Thank you not only for writing and sharing this, but also making it available to print and use!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! You have a gift. Thank you for sharing that gift.

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  23. I just found your arrangement after visiting with my sister-in-law at a family reunion this weekend. I can't wait to show it to my Primary Presidency today. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing gift!

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  24. Hey Terri! I was visiting my husband's home ward here in Virginia this past weekend and was dropping my kids off in Primary when I heard your song being played by the primary here! I was so excited to hear it!!:) We're putting the finishing touches back home in our primary in Oregon.:)

    Emily McClelland

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    1. That makes me smile!! I can't wait to hear it performed by our ward next month.

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  25. Our Meridian ward Primary is singing this in our program too!! I was just called as the primary pianist and noticed your name on the sheet music! Terri...you're famous!! :) Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  26. The primary children in our ward are learning this arrangement for our primary program. It is beautiful, I get goose bumps every time they sing it! I will catch my 5 year old son singing this version all the time. Thank-you for sharing your talents with us!!!

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  27. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your talent, and allowing us to use this. Our Primary sang this arrangement for our Primary Program today. This music touched many hearts and the comments I heard indicated that it was the favorite. Truly beautiful, and the children love it. In fact, I've heard that they sing it all the time at home. Truly, it brought an incredible spirit to our presentation. Thank you so very much.

    Shelley

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    1. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall. Thanks for sharing that.

      Terri

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  28. I want to thank you for creating this beautiful arrangement. As the chorister I was so happy to find your piece. We used it in our primary program yesterday; it was lovely. I had so many compliments and have had multiple people ask me where they could find a copy. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

    Corinna

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  29. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents.

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