This was originally written for a children’s choir to sing on Easter Sunday (with accompanying piano, bass, percussion, and trumpet). The choir had some children who primarily spoke English, some who primarily spoke Spanish, and some who were bilingual. After the choir sang the piece in two services (one service in English, the other in Spanish), the congregation was invited to join in on the refrain. The piece is simple enough that it can be taught by ear.
- 4/01/19 - 4/29/19 Deanna is a Short-Term Scholar at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, MN at Collegeville Institute
- 4/29/19 Deanna is a guest artist with the CSB|SJU Jazz Ensemble in St. Joseph, MN at Escher Auditorium at College of St. Benedict
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Watch the 4th and 5th graders in Palmetto Girls Sing perform Deanna’s joyful new setting of this beloved text- with Deanna’s band backing them up!
Jazz hymn arrangements
Deanna’s 2017 trio recording and companion sheet music features 14 jazz arrangements of traditional hymn tunes.