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Song adds personal touch to funeral

A family member asked me to provide piano music for a memorial service. A young adult wanted to honor her great grandfather by singing a special song that she had learned as a school choral piece. The song is called, 'Farvel' (farewell), aka 'You Will Always be in My Heart'. The poem was written by Halvor Langslet in 1899 and the music was composed by Daniel Pederson (copyright 2007). This was a new song to me and it turned out to be so beautiful and perfect for the service!  I just had to share it here. There is no recording of our performance, but I found a YouTube recording as a choral performance. You can read the lyrics and story in the image below this clip.

song lyrics to 'Farvel'

Best Ceremony Music Finalist

Couples getting married in Minnesota have a wealth of talent and dedicated wedding professionals to choose from. I love performing piano music at weddings where the professionals work together as a team to make a wedding couple's dream a reality. I recognize many of the Finalists at Minnesota Bride Best of 2014 to be exactly of that caliber. 

Congratulations to the wedding professionals who are Finalists at Minnesota Bride! I was delighted to find out that I am one of the finalists for Best Ceremony Music. I express my gratitude to those who placed a vote for me. Thank you!

I look forward to working with many of these wonderful wedding professionals at wedding ceremonies and receptions this year!

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