SLCC Faculty Recital This Friday Featuring Marshall McDonald

Posted on October 21, 2013 by K McDonald | 0 comments

    Friday, October 25th at 7:30 pm
    Salt Lake Community College 
    1575 South State Street, SLC, UT 84115
    South Atrium of the South City Campus
    Admission is free.



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The Piano Guys Feature Marshall's Arrangement of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"

Posted on February 25, 2013 by K McDonald | 0 comments

What an honor to have THE PIANO GUYS feature Marshall's arrangement (co-written with his close friend, Steven Sharp Nelson) of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" in their recent YouTube video (which has already passed 34 million views)!
And YES! the sheet music for "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is available for the following instruments:
Marshall McDonald and Steven Sharp Nelson met at the University of Utah where they both studied music. They became fast friends and began immediately to collaborate on a variety of music projects. Together they have written film scores, chamber music, sonatas, and choir music. Many have said that these two resemble Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, and Gilbert and Sullivan except for the fact that they actually get along!  Nelson and McDonald say they enjoy composing together even more so than apart. 
They have produced the following most recent projects together:
  • Sacred Hymns, Vol. 1  a bestselling series of hymn arrangement sheet music books for violin, cello and viola.
  • The Spanish Trail Suite – commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Orchestra of Southern Utah, this  35-minute symphony musically depicts the triumphs and hardships experienced by those who traveled the Old Spanish Trail. It was performed in 2009 in China by the Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • AFRICA – a 25-minute piece written for full symphony orchestra, 8 percussion players, and full choir (also commissioned by the NEA) celebrating the great continent, Africa.
  • More Holiness Give Me – their first album together, featuring only their native instruments, the cello and the piano.
  • American Journey – this album features the China Philharmonic Orchestra performing Spanish Trail Suite; Come, Come, Ye Saints; Homeward Bound; If You Could Hie to Kolob and the original composition "Tender Mercies" based on the melody from the symphony, AFRICA.

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Upcoming Concert March 15th at Brigham Larson Pianos

Posted on February 23, 2013 by K McDonald | 0 comments

Friday, March 15th at 8 pm
Brigham Larson Pianos
211 West 200 South in Pleasant Grove, UT
(801) 427-9293
Admission is $12 per person or $25 per family

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Marshall live in concert! This intimate theater will give you the chance to watch Marshall perform up-close and interact with him in a way not typically possible at his standard concert venues. Enjoy an evening of beautiful hymn arrangements, original compositions, and fun interaction with the audience.

A limited number of tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information or to order your tickets online.

Doors open at 7:30 pm, the concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Open seating.

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We have a new site!

Posted on February 23, 2013 by K McDonald | 1 comment

We now have a new website for Marshall McDonald and Maywood Music (formerly at!

Find all things Marshall now in one place:

  • Shop sheet music, cds, and itunes
  • Access his bio and headshot for promotional purposes
  • Sign up for newsletter updates on new sheet music releases and concerts
  • Follow his blog for news and events
  • Connect with Marshall through Facebook, Twitter, and view his YouTube channel
  • View Frequently Asked Questions and his Music Copying Policy
  • Contact Marshall with questions or to schedule an event

We hope you like the new site... tell us what you think! 

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