Daniel has served in the capacity of arranger, producer, and lead editor for PraiseCharts.com for over 10 years. In 2000, he introduced the acclaimed series of contemporary praise band arrangements known as the Worship Band Series, which now includes over 800 full arrangement-orchestrations of modern worship songs. He has been foundational in creating the climate of high-quality arranging and orchestration at PraiseCharts.
Daniel is a veteran arranger, orchestrator, engraver, keyboardist, and trombonist. He has directed church orchestras, worship teams, and praise bands, as well as a collegiate jazz band and contemporary vocal group over the past 18 years. He has arranged for several notable churches across the country, including Gateway Church in Dallas and Northridge Church in Detroit.
Daniel’s published work includes post-production orchestrations of several album projects for Integrity Music, such as Unashamed Love, Thank You Lord, Cover the Earth, Today, and several others. He has also published with Lillenas Music Publishing, including the complete orchestrations and engraving for the Master Chorus Book II, contributing to arranging and engraving of the hymnal Sing to the Lord, and arranging and producing Lillenas' worship collection One Body, One Spirit - Worship Songs for a New Generation. He has also worked with Alfred Publishing, Hal Leonard Publishing, and Mark Hayes and for five years was a producer/arranger for the soundtrack and custom production company Christian World Recording in Oklahoma City. Daniel’s orchestrations have been performed by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and appeared on numerous albums, including the new Gateway Worship Devotional series from Integrity. In 1999 he produced the worship music and live recording for the Nazarene Youth Congress in Toronto, Canada.
Having originally studied as a trombone major at the University of North Texas, Daniel went on to get a Bachelor of Science in Music/Piano Performance from Southern Nazarene University. He currently lives and works out of his home studio in Franklln, TN area with his wife Abigail, and four children.
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Our crowning achievement to the ministry of worship in churches all around the world is to provide modern-sounding orchestrations for all of the best, most popular Christmas worship songs. Whether the original recording had an orchestra in mind or not, we create arrangements so that every instrument on your team has something to play in production, cantata, or concert. So bring out your trumpets, saxophones, trombones, violins, and clarinets. These are the most popular Christmas worship orchestrations that we have to date!
Find songs that beautifully capture the theological gravitas of this season in the Christian calendar—a season that is about both joy and longing, celebration and expectation, gratitude and petition. Download more resources for Christmas and Advent here.
In the last 20 years, Christian songwriters and worship leaders have caught on to the fact that Christmas is a significant time for worship in the church. More than just Christmas carols, there are so many great worship songs that highlight the themes of Christmas in a style that flows with worship songs we sing all throughout the year. These songs talk about joy, hope and peace in ways that are relevant to our modern lives, just as the classic carols connect us to the rich theology of our history.
There is no way to get around singing the classic carols at Christmas. Yes indeed, we sing the same songs year after year after year. Even so, they are still incredible songs of worship and rich theology. Every year, songwriters, worship leaders and arrangers find ways to put a fresh spin on these age-old classics. Here is a list of the most popular fresh arrangements of the classic Christmas carols we all love to sing every year.
During the Christmas season, most people can agree on the music they love, whether they are Christians or not. While the world continues to sing Christmas carols, many Christian musicians are still writing songs that tell the story of Christmas in a fresh new way. This is a list of contemporary Christian worship songs that follow the theme of Christmas.
We arrange all of our top songs in four-part harmony (SATB) so that your choir can lead the way when it is time to worship at church. And besides, people look best in choir robes. We know this, and you know this. Here is a list of our top downloaded vocal sheets. You can bet that all the worship songs that show up at the top of this list are well suited for choir. Find more songs for the choir here.