I almost didn't include a reference to the original hymn tune in this piece. At the very last minute I finally decided to squeeze it in for four measures. Certainly, anyone familiar with the original hymn (Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing) will hear the rhythmic similarity. However, the original tune is never entirely heard in my composition. When looking back at the other pieces in this album, I can see a progression away from a straight arrangement of the hymn (such as in The Beauty of the Earth) and a more 'fuzzy' interpretation of the hymn (as occurs in Tune My Heart and, to a lesser degree, in the others). As much as I enjoy composing original melodies and placing my own musical stamp on these hymns, I think I will steer more directly back towards straight arrangements for the final pieces of the album.
Anyway, check out the new piece and, as always, let me know what you think.
On another note, I have decided to host all of my scores at Sibelius Music (www.sibeliusmusic.com). They offer a better method for marketing Scorch scores. As soon as I get all my scores transferred, I'll place links up by each piece to the score on their website.