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Status Report:  Activities being completed on Hymns and Songs for Living

Updated 9/07/2020

Accompaniment Materials on Recording

  1. Add HandChime accompaniment to last verse of Just A Closer Walk with Thee;
  2. Add interlude verse to Amazing Grace with baby bagpipe (Shuttle Pipe) and HandChimes;
  3. Add HandBell accompaniment to last verse of Amazing Grace; (scheduled for 9-12-2020)
  4. Get chorus vocal arrangements written for 1st and 2nd refrains of Welcome Home; (completed 8-27-2020)
  5. Record choral vocal arrangements to refrains for Welcome Home; and
  6. Final mixing of all hymns and songs.

Hymn History Stories Book

  1. Editor complete working through the draft text;
  2. David review suggested edits;
  3. David make final revisions;
  4. Return book to editor for final review;
  5. David finalize text.

Status of Activities


  1. Material complete on all other of the 26 hymns and songs on the playlist, except the following;
  2. Obtained handchime and handbell arrangements for accompaniments in the key of the hymns from Mr. Larry Sue for Just A Closer Walk with Thee, and Amazing Grace;
  3. Westminster Ringers agreed to record these additional handchime and handbell accompaniments on the two hymns;
  4. Copies of accompaniments sent to Westminster Ringers for ringers to practice;
  5. Date set for 9-12-2020 to record accompaniments in Westminster, MD area;
  6. Arranged for sound engineer for on-location recording session in Westminster;
  7. Player for baby bagpipe identified. Need to schedule recording session.
  8. Arranger identified for choral refrains of Welcome Home;
  9. Arranger completed vocal harmony arrangement for 1st refrain and a more expansive version for 2nd refrain on 8-27-2020.
  10. Need to arrange for singers and schedule recording session.


  1. Completed revisions to conform to Chicago style manual;
  2. Identified Copy/manuscript editor;
  3. Provided draft of book to copy editor;
  4. Editor working on updates and providing progress reports from time to time.