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Encouraging people around the world since 1991 !!



I love getting the MIDI files from your site because I can rearrange them
to my hearts content...  that saves me hours.
(Linda Macklin, from Idaho)


Many gifted people have contributed MIDI arrangements
of New Hope Music songs.  Here are some of them !!


Bob Sorem (Minnesota)


Come hear the many MIDI arrangements
that Bob has done of New Hope Music songs


Ron Tilden (Georgia)

I moved down to Georgia about 25 years ago after leaving the
Chicago, Illinois area, where I was born and grew up in.  
I worked as a Computer Consultant for many of the
large companies over the years.  The last company I worked for
I was consulting for IBM here in the Atlanta area. 
I just retired at the end of last year.
I have a wonderful wife and three children,
two girls and a boy and one granddaughter that has Down Syndrome. 
My son has a disability called Kleinfelter’s syndrome which is caused
by having both the male and female chromosome, so he has 47 chromosomes 
where normally you would have 46.

I enjoy making midis as a hobby and have been doing it for about 15 years. 
I am not a musician at all. I cannot play any instruments.
I use software to make the midis from sheet music. 


Come hear the many MIDI arrangements
that Ron has done of New Hope Music songs


Michael L. Jester (Florida)


Come hear the many MIDI arrangements
that Michael has done of New Hope Music songs


Leif Thiborg (Sweden)


Come hear the MIDI arrangements
that Leif has done of New Hope Music songs

Richard Garber (North Carolina)


Come hear the MIDI arrangements
that Richard has done of New Hope Music songs

Hiland Overgaard (Minnesota)

In an April 2001 e-mail, Hiland describes himself as "...a freshman at the
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, and I am double majoring in
Music Performance (for voice) and Music Education.   I graduated from Apple
Valley High School in Apple Valley, a suburb of Minneapolis, and I've lived
in Minnesota my entire life.  I've been writing MIDIs  for about 3 years, but
this year was the first time I sent any of them to different web sites.
I also compose classical music, play the piano, and sing in a worship team for
Campus Crusade for Christ and Hosanna! Lutheran Church."

Abba Father

Bringing The Presence Of Jesus

Center Of My Soul

Great And Marvelous

 I Will Go

In The Splendor Of Your Courts

From Him, Through Him And To Him

Send Forth Your Light

 Song To My Shepherd

Wait On The Lord

You Are Awesome God !!


Hiland's MIDIs can also be found at

Lassen Technologies

Fred Scorza (Pennsylvania)


Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord

Heavens and Earth

He Shall Be Called
SATB Choir Arrangement 

Hosanna (It's Jesus!)

Search Me Oh God

Splendor and Majesty #1

Splendor and Majesty #2

Logan J. Smith (Arkansas)

Logan J. Smith received his education at the University of Central Arkansas, where he
studied Music Education under Dr. Ricky Brooks, Dr. Paige Rose and
Steven Smyth and Composition under Dr. Paul Dickinson. He also studied privately
with Musicologist Dr. Jane Dahlenburg,  Theory
teacher Dr. Carl Anthony and Trombonist Dr. Denis Winter. 

He was named Outstanding Student of the College of Fine Arts in 2006,
served as President of the Kappa Iota chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia froom
2005-2006 and ACPR of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia's Province 4 in 2007.
His Senior Recital comprised of multiple performances of his works ranging
 from a Neo-Romantic Brass Quintet to a Twelve-Tone piece, written for Mezzo-Soprano
Jennifer Crippen, to an Electro-Acoustic piece for 6 Speakers and Computer. 

He has original works performed by the UCA Brass Choir, the UCA Orchestra,
Pinnacle Brass, the UAPB Jazz Ensemble, contemporary music group Subito
and is currently serving as the Staff Arranger for the UCA Marching Band
and Computer Musician for Subito.

Logan is currently working as the Middle School Director/Brass
Instructor for the Forrest City, Arkansas school district and
composing as much as possible.

As The Trees

Open My Eyes

** Logan's Web Site **

Adrian V. Miller (BC, Canada)


Come hear the 120+ MIDI arrangements
that Adrian has done of New Hope Music songs


Debbie Stewart (Ohio)

"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."  A single mom who resides in Ohio, 
I am a singer-songwriter and a 1978 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University 
(B.S. Music Education).  I share piano-playing responsibilities at Amelia Nazarene Church 
and am employed full-time as a Stationary Operating Engineer for American Electric Power.

Before the Coming Lord

Jesus Was Born In Bethlehem

New Every Morning

Come To Me

Elton Smith (Texas)

Larry Holder (left) & Elton Smith (right)
A computer programmer by day, Elton resides in Plano, Texas.   
He has collaborated with Larry Holder and many other
wonderful songwriters, including Gilberto Baretto, whose songs originally
prompted Elton to start a musical web page. 
Elton wrote a wonderful song with Rick Founds, "Nothing Can Compare".

Elton's website is:   Songs of Praise

He Shall Be Called (country)

He Shall Be Called (worship)

How Awesome Is This Place 
(new instrumentation of Richard Garber's MIDI)

Mighty One

Splendor and Majesty #1

Splendor and Majesty #2

Rhesa Siregar (Indonesia)

Rhesa's Web Site

Rhesa is a musician, worship leader and songwriter at
Gereja Generasi Baru Indonesia/New Generation Church of Indonesia
He lives in Makassar City, South Celebes, Indonesia with his wife,
Jenny and they have two daughters, Janice & Jasmine.   He received
Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior of his life when he was 10 years old.  
He started his ministry as a musician in 1992, and 4 years later
he became a music director and worship leader. Rhesa is self-taught musician
but he also learned the basic of piano from his mom and dad.

Bringing The Presence Of Jesus

Now Our God

 Yoke Wong

New Every Morning

Silence, Solitude, and Prayer (1)

Silence, Solitude, and Prayer (2)


Learn more about Yoke's wonderful
piano course designed for church pianists.

Remy St-Hilaire (Quebec, Canada)

Thine, O Lord  (v1)

Thine, O Lord   (v2)

Leo Griffin (Oregon)

Wait On The Lord

This was originally arranged by Hiland Overgaard,
then orchestrated by Leo Griffin

David Hughes (Massachusetts)

The Mission  (high descant)

The Mission  (low descant)

Bob Martin (Michigan)

The Fruit Of The Spirit

We Give Thanks To You Lord

Come To The Manger

Victor Stockman (Georgia)

Bless The Lord (Calypso)

Come To Me  with melody

Come To Me  background track only

Splendor and Majesty (version 1)

Splendor and Majesty (version 2)

This Day Is Holy  background track only

Larrie Dee (California)

Splendor And Majesty

Larrie also created 
two arrangements for New Hope Music
of a classic John W. Peterson song

"Heaven Came Down" (1)

"Heaven Came Down" (2)

"Heaven Came Down" © Copyright 1961, renewed 1989, 
arr. © 2003 by John W. Peterson Music Company.  
All rights reserved.  Used by permission.

Linda Macklin (Idaho)

We sang your song this last Sunday along with some Mother's Day things. 
We also had a young man who played bells along with us.   I modified
the opening which we did in Spanish and it changes keys here and there. 
Thanks again.  You have some wonderful songs.
I love getting the MIDI files from your site because I can rearrange them
to my hearts content...  that saves me hours.
Center Of My Soul


Julie Schieck (Minnesota)

"I have been playing for a contemporary Lutheran service 
for 4 years (on a Kurzweil Mark 12).
Through the years I have arranged about 200 MIDI files...
mostly contemporary Christian songs.
I have done a quite a few Christmas songs and several
songs for weddings (solo music, accompaniments).

I started for my applied music degree but only finished 3 years.
I have taken a couple digital music courses at a local college.
I teach private voice and piano lessons ..."


By The Mercies Of God

Holy, Holy, Holy

I Will Walk

The God Of Jerusalem

"Splendor and Majesty"
MIDIs & MP3s

Louis Webb
Roy Ford
John Tolson
Mark Weston

Go to our "Splendor and Majesty" page for more details

All songs copyright Ralph Merrifield
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581
(with the exception of "Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord",
Copyright 2001, Stephen M. Misarski

You have our encouragement and permission
to duplicate and share these song for all "not-for-profit" purposes
(web site background, recordings, corporate worship, give-away copies).
Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks !!!


From Florida to Alaska, in Tennessee, Virginia & Colorado,
a number of web sites include our MIDI arrangements as background music.
Several sites also include a collection of our MIDIs for download, including...

Songs Of Praise (Elton Smith)
Lassen Technologies
Free Praise and Worship
Living Water Jazz
Christian Midi 


You can now transpose our MIDI files, convert to MP3/WAV formats 
then burn to a CD!!  Great for accompaniment tracks !!!
Free program at


 I just happened upon this wonderful web-site.
Now I have your music softly playing at my desk at work all day... 
(Janie, from Mississippi)


Two choirs in Cape Town, South Africa recently sent me a recording 
of them singing several New Hope Music songs, 
using six of these MIDIs as their accompaniment tracks!

Learn more about these South African groups...


If any of you have the time and resources to create MIDI files,
I'm looking for people to help arrange
100+ more New Hope songs!

Ralph's E-mail

My general approach for background/accompaniment MIDIs is

1) Use a brief Intro
2) Keep the melody out front, but the accompaniment interesting enough to support it.  Descants, countermelodies and a variety of instruments are fun!
3) Have sufficient repeats to cover all verses.  OK to use an occasional, brief interlude between verses.
4) When appropriate, repeat the chorus at the end.
5) A simple ending after the last verse/chorus helps wrap things up...

Yes, it's a very basic approach, but these MIDIs serve well as backgrounds on our web sites, and as accompaniment in group singing around the world.  They are also popping up all around the Internet!

Other types of arrangements of our songs are encouraged (classical, jazz, SATB), and each finds its place in our web sites.

I am in search of some free music that I can 
incorporate into the introduction of my church podcast. 
I am doing  this for Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Do I understand this correctly, that your midi's are ok to use on podcasting 
as long as we credit  Please help me out with this.... 
(Susan, from Florida)


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