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You, Who Have Chosen: for Youth Choir, Alto Solo, & Tenor Solo Sheet Music
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You, Who Have Chosen: solos performed by Heather Wickern & Brian D. Anderson Listen Audio
You, Who Have Chosen: accompaniment only Listen Audio
About this piece...  
You, Who Have Chosen is one of seven pieces that I wrote for a musical youth fireside for our Stake.  This was the first piece that I was inspired to write on the way to the temple.  I felt I needed to write a song for the youth who have already chosen to live a Christ like life.  "You who have chosen wisely.  You who have chosen truth."  The tenor solo conveys the fact that "It's never too late" to repent and come unto Christ.  This was a very uplifting song to write and it made me proud of the youth in our generation.  
There is another interesting facet to this piece.  Many months earlier I sat down at the piano and began playing a couple of piano parts.  I loved the piano parts, but try as I may, I couldn't place any words or melodies that fit with the piano parts.  I thought I was having "writer's block" and I was very frustrated.  Fast forward now to when I wrote You, Who Have Chosen.  I already had the lyrics and melodies written and I sat down at the piano to write the piano part.  Most of the pieces I write, like We Choose to Come Unto Christ, I can already hear the piano parts in my head.  But, for You, Who Have Chosen I could not hear a piano part.  I sat down at the piano and automatically started playing one of the piano parts I have written many months earlier.  The melodies and lyrics fit perfectly!  I feel the Lord prepared me ahead of time so when the time came, I would be able to write the piece quickly.  The second melody I had written became the introduction to Be Thou An Example.  I truly felt that the entire fireside was written through inspiration and I am grateful for that wonderful opportunity I was given.  
Please see the notes under Be Thou An Example for more details about how this piece and the fireside came about.  

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