Encouraging saints around the world since 1991 !!
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.
Before The Coming Lord
Do Not Fear
First To Last
Glory To The Righteous One
God Is Healer
God Is Our Refuge
I Have Loved You
I Will Give Thanks
In My Heart (flute)
In My Heart (organ)
It Is Good
Jesus, You're The Way (calypso version)
Light, Into Darkness, Has Come
Lord, We Wait
My Father Can Do Anything
Not By Might
Such Great Love
The Word Of The Lord
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All songs copyright Ralph Merrifield
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581
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 !!!
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!
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.
Want to use our MIDIs on your web site ?
Karaoke version of some NHM MIDIs
New Hope Music MIDI page
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