Daniel Carter: Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Melorama/ April 12, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

In one year’s time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s first vision. Daniel Carter’s miniature cantata, a setting of “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” is a perfect addition to any sacrament meeting. It is short, relatively easy to work up, and contains solos for the feel of a full-fledged cantata. Each

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Some Stats From 2018

Melorama/ February 28, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

2018 was a good year for Melkim Publishing. I thought I’d share some stats like I did for 2017 a year ago. Here are the top four sellers from 2018: It Is Well with My Soul 30% We Three Kings 22% He Who Built the Starry Skies 21% Ding Dong! Merrily on High 13% If you include the free downloads

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Daniel Carter: Silent Night for Voice, Piano, Flute

Melorama/ November 7, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Daniel Carter’s recently revamped setting of “Silent Night” for high voice, piano, and flute marks his third Christmas piece to appear here at Melkim Publishing. An earlier version of this appeared in the no-longer available collection “Hymn Duets” published in 2001. A month ago, when Dan asked me what I wanted to publish for our last piece of the year, this one

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Daniel Carter: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Melorama/ October 22, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” a piano solo, is the second of Daniel Carter’s pieces of music to appear here at Melkim Publishing. It first appeared 2008 in Daniel’s collection “Hymns for Keyboard Performers II,” which is no longer available, but he has decided to resurrect this piece, and I didn’t hesitate to begin preparing it for publication. It’s a good

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Free Previews: Update

Melorama/ August 18, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

As of today, free previews are fully available for all choral selections (except for pieces that are already free). This will allow choir directors to preview the choral parts before making a final decision to buy the actual product. Watermarks help to remind that these free copies are not to be used for performances. To obtain a free preview, you can look for

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It Is Well with My Soul

Melorama/ July 17, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Are you ready for an epic story–my personal struggles, inspirations, and achievements as I composed and had performed this arrangement of “It Is Well with My Soul”? It’s a long story, but I feel it needs to be told. If you don’t have time to read it now, I suggest finding some time over the next week to come back

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Announcing: Free Previews

Melorama/ July 10, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Starting now, Melkim Publishing will start providing free previews by request on all of our choral selections. These previews will allow you to peruse the product before buying. Each preview will also contain a watermark to ensure the copies aren’t used for performances. Why are we doing this? Because the customers have spoken and they want to be able to

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Come, Come, Ye Saints: Choral

Melorama/ June 16, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

For some reason to be revealed in the next few months, I wanted to do an arrangement of “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (buy). Since there are so many arrangements available, I knew it had to be a piece good enough to warrant its creation. It had to capture the words of the hymn and match the appropriate moods. As such,

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Some Stats From 2017

Melorama/ March 26, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

As I mentioned earlier, I’m taking the current time to do some minor restructuring of some of the behind-the-scene aspects of Melkim Publishing. Part of this is learning how to automate. In particular, I’ve learned how to work with MySQL to collect all kinds of stats, which will help me to handle accounting concerns much more quickly and leave more

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