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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Song: Jesus Once of Humble Birth

"Jesus Once of Humble Birth" played by Alena Hall at the University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

I had the opportunity to take a daily class from Alena at the BYU Organ Workshop earlier this month and really enjoyed getting to know her.


  1. Hi
    This is so beautiful, I am so grateful for you letting us hear Alena. Can you tell me if if Carols book has this hymn in it. I'd love to try and play this hymn?


  2. You are welcome! Carol's book does have this hymn. It's hymn number 196.

    Alena was playing the arrangement from this book:
    It's of intermediate difficulty.

    Hope this helps!

  3. I love the organ music my alena hall-how can I get some of her cds? thanks Jeanette.