Hymns and Songs of My Mother:
Annotated Playlist with Credits



This annotated playlist includes streaming players for selected hymns.

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Information about the extensive Hymns and Songs of My Mother
(in order as on Album)


Hymn/
Song
Order/
Internal Reference
Title/     Credits for Artists Play
Length

 1 (4-3)

Angels from the Realms of Glory


Arrangers

Descant Verse 4 - Jeff Wittmill

The Phase I, verse 4 arrangement idea - Heidi Gerber-Salins

In Phase II, Ms. Gerber-Salins' arrangement for verse 4 morphed into a Women's chorus, - James Creger

Pipe Organ - Dr. James Doering

Vocals

Lead, Verses 1-3 - David Goettee

Vocal Harmony

Alto

Verses 2 & 3

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Tenor, Verse 3 - David Goettee

Verse 4 - Womens Chorus -

Boy soprano

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Alto and women's tenor

Jamie Flanagan

Descant - Jamie Flanagan

Listen to "Angels from the Realms of Glory"

2:14

 2 (21-6)

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today


Arrangers

Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Descant Arrangement verse 4 from Episcopal The Hymnal, 1982

Brass -

Trumpet - James Bitner
Trombone - Lindsey Smith

Cymbals - Mike Griffith

Flute - Gail Gillespie

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Synthesizer Timpani - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies

Refrains -

Verses 2-4

Soprano - Kelsey Snyder

Alto - Jamie Flanagan

Verses 3-4

Tenor - Aaron Todd

Verse 4

Descant - Dorothy Gould Gerber &
Heidi Gerber-Salins

Bass- Aaron Todd

Listen to "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today"

3:16

 3

God Is My Shepherd


Piano - Nancy Reid

Vocal - David Goettee

2:19

 4 (23-5)

In the Garden


Acoustic guitar - Dennis Benjamin

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies

Verse 2 Refrain, Alto Duet - Heidi Gerber-Salins
Verse 3, beginning background - Heidi Gerber-Salins

3:05

 5 (1-2)

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee


Arrangers

Descant - Jeff Whitmill

Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Brass

Trumpet -   James Bitner
Trombone - Lindsey Smith

Double string bass - John Creger

Percussion

Cymbals - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Tubular Bells - Bob Walters

- Verse 1

- End of interlude, and

- Verse 3

Orchestra bells (Glockenspiel) - Bob Walters

- Intro and verse 1

- Interlude

Electronic Timpani - Heidi Gerber-Salins

- Interlude and

- Verse 3

Piano - Donnald Kaufhold

Pipe Organ - Dr. James Doering

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmony -

Second Verse - Alto

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Third Verse -

Tenor - Aaron Todd
Unison lead and Descant - Jamie Flanagan
Alto - Kelsey Snyder

Listen to"Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee"

2:21

6 (3-4)

This Is My Father’s World


Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Flute - Gail Gillespie

Persussion - Bob Walters

Mark Tree
Orchestra bells (Glockenspiel)

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocal - David Goettee

3:16

  7 (2-1)

Be Thou with Them


Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocal - David Goettee

2:19

 8 (5-5)

Morning Has Broken


In keeping with the melody being Scottish -

Celtic harp - Jo Morrison

(FYI - Jo Morrison has a number of Celtic harp recordings available. See Jo Morrison.)

Shuttle pipe - Wayne Morrison

Vocal - David Goettee

Listen to "Morning Has Broken"

3:50

 9 (6-1)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness


Arrangers

Descant, verse 3 - Jeff Whitmill

Alto Vocal, verse 2 - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Percussion

Cymbals - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Orchestra bells (Glockenspiel) - Bob Walters

Piano - Donnald Kaufhold

Pipe Organ - Dr. James Doering

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal Harmonies

Verse 1

Other Unison Voices -

Heidi Gerber-Salins,
Kelsey Snyder, and
Aaron Todd

Refrain - David Goettee

Verse 2

Verse - Alto

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Refrain - Tenor

Aaron Todd

Verse 3

Verse

Alto - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Tenor - Aaron Todd

Bass - Aaron Todd

Descant - Kelsey Synder

Refrain adds

Unison - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Tenor - David Goettee

3:33

 10 (15-3)

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken


Percussion

Cymbals - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Orchestra bells (Glockenspiel) - Bob Walters

Synthesizer Timpani - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Pipe Organ - Dr. James Doering

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Verse 1 - Solo

Vocal harmonies - Verse 2

Alto - Heidi Gerber-Salins
Tenor - David Goettee

Verse 3 - Solo

2:36

 11 (7-6)

America the Beautiful


Arrangers

Descant - Jeff Wittmill

Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Brass -

Trumpet - James Bitner
Trombone - Lindsey Smith

Percussion

Cymbals - Mike Griffith

Orchestra bells (Glockenspiel) - Bob Walters

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmony

Verses 2 & 3

Alto - Kelsey Snyder
Tenor - Aaron Todd

Verse 3

Descant - Kelsey Synder

3:07

 12 (8-4)

I Need Thee Every Hour


Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Flute - Gail Gillespie

Percussion - Bob Walters

Mark Tree &
Orchestra bells (Glockenspiel)

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocal - David Goettee

Listen to "I Need Thee Every Hour"

4:06

13 (11-5)

O God Our Help in Ages Past


Arrangers

Brass - Bob Walters

Descant - Jeff Wittmill

Brass -

Trumpet - James Bitner
Trombone - Lindsey Smith

Pipe Organ - Dr. James Doering

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies -

Alto, verses 2, 3, 4 and 6 - Jamie Flanigan

Tenor, verses 3, 4 and 6 - Aaron Todd

Unison, verses 4 & 6 - Kelsey Snyder
Descant, verse 6 - Jamie Flanagan

2:54

14 (10-2)

Sweet Hour of Prayer


Piano - Bob Walters

Electronic Keyboard Organ (verse 2) - Don Kaufhold

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Verse 2

Alto Duet

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Listen to "Sweet Hour of Prayer"

1:58

15 (12-3)

Amazing Grace


Arrangers

Handbells - Larry Sue

Descant - Jeff Whitmill

Vocal harmonies - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Cello - Matt Treacy

String bass - John Creger

Handbells - Westminster Ringers

(Directed by Larry and Debbie Henning)

Piano - Donnald Kaufhold

Pipe Organ - Dr. James Doering

Shuttle Pipe - Wayne Morrison

Strings

Cello - Matt Treacy

String Bass - John Creger

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee
Vocal Harmonies -

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Alto duet verse 2

Alto background humming verse 3

Soprano harmony parts verse 4

Jamie Flanagan

Alto verse 4
Descant verse 4

Listen to "Amazing Grace"

3:36

16 (13-4)

Faith of Our Fathers


Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Flute - Gail Gillespie

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies -

Verse 2 Refrain

Alto - Heidi Gerber-Salins
Tenor - David Goettee

Verse 3

Alto - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Verse 3 Refrain

Alto - Heidi Gerber-Salins
Tenor - David Goettee

2:40

 17 (9-6)

For the Beauty of the Earth


Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Flute - Gail Gillespie

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocal - David Goettee

3:17

18 (14-4)

Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us


Arrangers

Orchestrator - Bob Walters
Alto vocal, verse 3 - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Percussion - Bob Walters

Mark Tree

Orchestra bells (Glockenspiel)

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies -

Second Refrain

Tenor - David Goettee

Third verse

Alto - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Third Refrain

Alto - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Tenor - David Goettee

3:30

 19 (18-2)

Were You There


- A capella -

Vocal arrangement

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Vocals

Lead - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Vocal Harmonies - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Responses - David Goettee

2:43

 20 (17-3)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring


Arranger

Cello and Flute

Bob Walters

Cello - Diana Fish

Electronic Harpsichord - Bob Walters

Flute - Gail Gillespie

Vocal - David Goettee

Listen to "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring":

2:50

 21 (16-3)

Just A Closer Walk with Thee


- A Cappella -

Handbell Arrangment last verse - Larry Sue

Last verse

Handbells - Westminster Ringers

led by Larry & Debbie Henning

Cello - Matt Treacy

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies - Jamie Flanagn

Alto, verses 2 - 4

Women's Tenor, verse 3

Listen to "Just A Closer Walk with Thee"

2:27

 22 (22-6)

It Is Well with My Soul


Arrangers

Descant - Jeff Whitmill
Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Brass -

Trumpet -   James Bitner
Trombone - Lindsey Smith

Percussion

Cymbals - Mike Griffith

Synthesizer Timpani - Heidi Gerber-Salins

Piano - Bob Walters

Strings (last Verse) -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies

Refrain Verse 1

Alto - Heidi Gerber
Bass - David Goettee

Verses 2 & 3 & 4

Alto - Kelsey Snyder;
Tenor - Aaron Todd

Refrain verse 3

Alto - Heidi Gerber
Tenor - David Goettee
Bass - David Goettee

Refrain verse 4

Descant - Kelsey Snyder

Altos - Heidi Gerber-Salins and Kelsey Snyder
Tenor - David Goettee
Bass - David Goettee

Listen to "It Is Well with My Soul"

4:56

 23 (19-2)

Rock of Ages


Pipe organ - Dr. James Doering

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies

Alto - Heidi Gerber-Salins

1st & 2nd verses

Tenor

2nd verse - David Goettee

2:10

 24 (20-2)

Abide with Me


Orchestrator - Bob Walters

Flute (Last Verse) - Gail Gillespie

Piano - Bob Walters

Pipe Organ - Dr. James Doering

Strings (last Verse) -

Claudia Chudacoff - 1st violin
Cynthia Mauney - 1st violin
Kim Miller - 2nd violin
Ed Kapusciarz - Viola
Diana Fish - Cello

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies

Verse 2

Alto

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Verse 4

Unison

Heidi Gerber-Salins

Alto

Kelsey Snider

Tenor

Aaron Todd

3:02

 25 (24-5)

Welcome Home


Composer - Kathy Brigman Haupt


Arrangers

Lead Acoustic guitar - Jim Westlyn

Additional harmony guitar - John Creger

String Bass - John Creger

Choral refrains - John Creger

Acoustic guitar lead - Jim Weslyn

Acoustic guitar accompaniment - John Creger

String bass - John Creger

Vocals

Verses - David Goettee and Kathy Haupt

Refrains - Descant, Lead and Alto

Jeanette Creger; and
Morgan Stewart

Listen to "Welcome Home":

3:12

26 (26-1)

God Be with You 'Till We Meet Again


- A Cappella -

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Alto Duet - Heidi Gerber-Salins

1:18

 27 (25-4)

The Lord Bless You and Keep You


- A Cappella -

Vocals

Lead - David Goettee

Vocal harmonies

Heidi Gerber-Salins - Alto
David Goettee - Tenor and Bass

Listen to "The Lord Bless You and Keep You":

1:18

Total Playing Time of Album

77:54




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