It Is Well With My Soul

I have always loved this hymn and the story behind it.  For this arrangement, I tried to bring out the words of each stanza, but I also had to balance the musicality of the piece.  So, it is important to realize when listening to or playing this piece that I was thinking of the verses in this order: 1, 3, 2, 4.  I hope you will find it to be a blessing, and welcome your feedback!

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6 Responses to “It Is Well With My Soul”

  • Paul Schmutzler Says:

    Dave,

    Love the new arrangement! You did a most excellent thing re-arranging the verse order in that. That final verse feels like the piano is about to explode when the key keeps changing up.

    On another note, what kind of keyboard do you record your demos on? I listen to a lot of demos, and yours sound significantly better than average.

    • Dave Mincy Says:

      Hi Paul:
      Thanks for the encouragement. As far as recording, I don’t have the latest stuff, but have just always done it myself the best I could. I have a 10-year-old CVP-103 Yamaha Clavinova that I have recorded EVERYTHING on (even my piano CDs) and will WEEP the day it dies! The only difference between what I use as demos on my site and what I have on CDs out there is that I will take the finished product to a studio to master and “sweeten” it a little before sending it off for duplication if its going on a professional CD. On my demos for the website, the sound is untouched…I record it from the Clavinova straight to a Yamaha AW1600 digital recorder and then dump the pieces (I don’t usually get it all perfect in one take…imagine that!) into SONAR software on my PC to splice them together and master the sound level of the piece (do not even add reverb)….then export an mp3 file and…done.

  • Cori Berg Says:

    How beautiful and refreshing! I found you through your wife’s website.. ( I absolutely adore her!) So wonderful to see such a creative marriage.. and thanks for giving her the bigger room to make more art! hehe

  • Paul Schmutzler Says:

    Wow, so it is a bit more professional than just record>stop>upload. Well, I noticed, and I’m sure others do too, so keep it up!

  • Otis "Pokey" Warren Says:

    I am waiting for another full CD of your work> I have listened to your first two albums till they are gettiung worn. I am getting rave reviews of thge DVD videos I have done with your music in the background. If you have friends who would like them IN CHRIST “Pokey” Warrewn

    • Dave Mincy Says:

      Hi Mr. Warren:
      Thank you for your encouragement…not sure about any new piano CD right now, but hope maybe in the next year? Also, received your zoo DVD for the kids…thanks!

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