About Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

#31 NCH All Things Bright and Beautiful

This is another in a series of mid-week hymns for you to sing along with at home if you wish. It’s also another remake of an earlier recording that was originally audio only, now a video.

This is the quintessential English melody as adapted by Martin Shaw, one of the most famous English church composers of the last century. Your mind can’t help but conjure up an image of a 50’s BBC television drama as soon as your hear it.

Sunday Morning Music: Raglan Road

Still finding my way even though this pandemic has been going on since March. Finally starting to settle in on whatever my contribution might be to the weekly Corona Sabbath, now plus a mid-week hymn video recording, and as of today, “Sunday Morning Music.” No better way to start than with one of my favorite Irish tunes.

#173 NCH Pescador

I’m re-recording some of the hymns I recorded and posted earlier in the pandemic, but as video, not just audio files. It seems that videos I’ve posted of music get way more clicks than pure audio posts. So…that’s okay. I don’t mind putting on a nice shirt and combing my hair if it makes it easier for folks to listen to the music.

If you have hymn requests, please email them via the church website (https://lakewooducc.org/contact/). Can’t promise I’ll do them all, but will definitely try to cover as many as I can.

This is #173 in the New Century Hymnal if you’ve checked out a hymnal during the pandemic and wish to sing along. Just humming along is okay, too.

Buxtehude Jig Fugue

Hey…it’s Sunday morning! Time for a little pipe organ music. Well, in this case just a virtual organ (thanks to the Garritan Pipe Organ collection of sampled sounds) and Logic Pro X (audio/midi recording/mixing software) and the ability to record the hands and then the pedals separately.

Hmmm…maybe the organist (me) is virtual, too. I better check in the mirror to be sure I really can see my reflection to confirm that I really exist, although thanks to a wonderful cultural history of horror stories about organists whose reflections can’t been seen in mirrors, maybe I better not take the chance I won’t see mine!

This is a fun piece to play, in person as well as virtual. Have a good Sunday morning.

My Life Flows on in Endless Song (How Can I Keep from Singing)

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This will appear in the next couple weeks as part of a Corona Sabbath post, but it’s posted here, by itself, for your weekend pleasure. This is a virtual performance–each choir member, at home, alone, records their part against a background track which is then assembled later. It’s their second foray into this artform. With each piece they get better and better. There will be more. Stay tuned!

The pictures of the choir and congregation are from church services and caroling parties and concerts over recent years.