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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Here are the best patriotic worship songs for Independence Day this year - songs that remind us of our earthly blessings such as our freedoms, and songs that call us to gratitude to our God who, in His great mercy, has given us more than what we could ever deserve. Whether your church or chapel service is outside or inside, download the chord charts, piano sheets, lyrics, vocal sheets, choral arrangements, orchestrations, patches, and multitracks, to best serve your worship ministry for Independence Day.
This is as up-to-date as it gets. If a new song hits the airwaves and it starts trending fast, chances are you will be able to spot it here. If an old song suddenly spikes because of a unique current event, you'll see that here as well. So get out a bag of popcorn and hit refresh every 10 minutes to watch the race. Listen on Spotify.
PraiseCharts chord charts are transposable, editable, capo friendly and ready for both digital and print use. They match the recordings you know and love, and provide noted tempo and worship-friendly fret diagrams. After experiencing chord charts from PraiseCharts, you may never want to download another kind of chord chart again!
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.