Mark Hamilton Dewey
Mark was the one with the original idea for HymnWiki—he proposed it to the More Good Foundation, and they set up the site, making him the second administrator (second to the one who set it up).
- b. 1980
Testimony of the Gospel and Jesus Christ
Hobbies, Activities, and Interests
- Writing (novels, etc.)
- Creative works generally
- Administrator and contributer for HymnWiki.
- Playing musical instruments (pennywhistles, low whistles, flutes, piano, etc.)
- Computer Programming
- Using LilyPond to write music, make arrangements, and revamp old public domain sheet music.
- Critiquing creative works.
- Fine arts and humanities.
- Foreign languages and music (especially Celtic, Scandinavian, and Asian), as well as culture.
List of Works
- Be Thou My Vision (needs revision)
- MIDI (Piano)
- MIDI (Choir)
- Arrangement Copyright: Public Domain: All portions that were not already public domain were released to the public domain by the arranger on 27 July 2007. He already had released the parts and the versification (except for a few changes in the third verse, which he released to the public domain in 2007) to the public domain in 2006.
- SSAATTBB arrangement of What Wondrous Love Is This (based on Connie Dover's)—using the tune Wondrous Love
- License: This work is based (albeit somewhat loosely) on Connie Dover's rendition of Wondrous Love. It should be fine to use this for personal, non-commercial use. Permission was granted for the contributer to post it here. For any other uses (except for the things mentioned in the sub-bullet to this), please first obtain permission from Connie Dover. Mark Hamilton Dewey wrote the parts and adapted the lyrics from several versions (including Connie Dover's); he also wrote the third verse (though it is meant to be a re-write of a popular public domain verse). Verses 1, 5, 6 and 8 are based on Connie Dover's arrangement of those lyrics. Also, the note durations of the melody are based upon Connie Dover's arrangement (although the durations in her arrangement vary slightly from verse to verse, and this arrangement only uses one of those variations).
- The lyrics—except for those of verses 1, 5, 6 and 8—may be treated as if they were public domain. The parts written (not including the duration changes made by Connie Dover) may also be treated as if they were public domain.
- Contributer: Veramet 21:56, 1 December 2007 (MST)
- Notes: This is in the key of A Mixolydian, and has nine verses (though they are on two different pages, set to the same music)
- God Be with You Till We Meet Again
- Repton: SSATBB arrangement of the tune, using the Hymn lyrics of Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (see also The Hour of Peaceful Rest set to this musical arrangement):
- Awake Ye That Slumber with the tune Charity: SATB arrangement (he wrote the alto and tenor parts and modified a small section of the bass part. The last four verses are omitted (though the source code of the LilyPond file still contains them, commented out.)
(Some of these could be adapted for hymns—but, likely not Aftermath.)
- Aftermath (composed with LilyPond on a computer)
- Nupehlia (composed on a pennywhistle)
- Azhnhiet (composed on a piano)
- Others that haven't been set in sheet music, yet (the others referenced here were composed on the pennywhistle)
Melodies and Parts
- The Flower's Nest (composed with LilyPond on a laptop—on Christmas Eve of 2005)
- This is the first song he wrote with parts, though there are some musical problems that should be fixed, in the parts.
- An unnamed song (composed with LilyPond on a computer)
- This is intended to be for a Christmas hymn.
- A Bag of Coal—Talents from Above
- Lofty Fallen Trees without Leaves
- The Fruit and the Beast
- The Mat Phrase
- The Breeze of Years
- Poem of Dreams (To Dream the Dream of a Dreamer)
- Summer Longing
- Expansive Mirth
- Choice of Shame and Death
- There are some more personal ones not mentioned here.