I Think Of You

by Teresa Jennings

While this gentle, poignant piece was written to possibly use for Memorial Day performances or ceremonies, it does not specifically mention that occasion. Indeed, the sentiment expressed could be for those we have lost, or for those we are missing, or just for those we love every day. Use it however it speaks to you.

To make it more flexible, we have created a few versions of this arrangement for you. The main one on the recording is 3-part mixed, but both parts 2 and 3 are optional. Part 3 is written in bass clef for your lower, changing, and changed voices, but is fairly simple. Part 2 dovetails beautifully with part 3 throughout, and is also simple to keep it accessible for young groups. To help you teach these parts, we have isolated them and put them on our web site for free downloading. We also felt that hearing the three vocal parts together in an a cappella mix would be both pleasant to hear, and inspiring, in case your own singers wish to try it this way. So we created that and added it to the list of extras for this song. There is also a unison version of the piece in case that's better for your situation. The second and third vocal lines are covered instrumentally so they are not as missed.

Given the tender, flowing nature of this song, we knew it would translate nicely into sign language, too. So we asked our expert Judi Thomas to make sign language teaching videos that you can use in your classroom or for performances. You will find them at our web site, too.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.