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Nearer My God to Thee (for 9 cellos) – Steven Sharp Nelson

Uploaded by on Sep 21, 2011

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Filmed at Stewart Falls.

This week we thought we’d reach back to our roots. We rolled the cameras in a place where they have rolled many times before — Sundance, Utah. Steve has spent many summers there in a cabin built by his grandfather. It’s also where he proposed to his wife (she said yes, by the way =) Such an incredible place of beauty and raw nature merited a piece of music that matched the setting. This arrangement of Nearer My God to Thee was the first song Steve and Al recorded together. It is based upon and inspired by an arrangement of James Stevens for 9 voices. For us music often is a spiritual experience — a way to connect with others, with nature, and with a loving God. This video is not meant to exclude those that do not believe in God. We hope everyone can find beauty in this music and relate it to how they feel when they experience joy—whether it’s joy from hiking in nature, spending time with family, serving others, or relaxing on a beach. Enjoy!

Filmed in Sundance, Utah

Music attributed to Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Arrangement by James Stevens
9-cello adaption by Steven Sharp Nelson
Music produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by Steven Sharp Nelson
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at ToyVan Studios
Video produced by Paul Anderson, Shaye Scott & Tel Stewart

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About steveblizard

Steve Blizard commenced his financial planning career in 1988 from a background of life insurance broking, a field in which he still works. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Responsible Investment Association. His experience ranges from administration of Superannuation to advice regarding insurance, retirement, remuneration and investment planning. Steve is an accredited Remuneration Consultant, specialising in salary packaging. He is a columnist for the Swan Magazine and the WA Business News


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