Welcome!

July 29, 2017By Lyle StutzmanGeneral

Welcome to the website of Blue Sky Music, the online home for choral compositions and arrangements by Lyle Stutzman. Blue Sky Music exists to glorify God by offering quality, sacred choral music that is accessible, enjoyable, and effective. Some of the best experiences in my life have been spent with choirs. I love choir, and … Read More

Christmas in Velvet

December 24, 2017By Lyle StutzmanGeneral

Do you have sweet memories of music you listened to at Christmastime when you were a child? I do. I don’t remember how we got it or why we had it, but I grew up listening to a tape (yes, I’m from that generation) by Derric Johnson’s Vocal Orchestra called “Christmas in Velvet.” When I … Read More

Peace, Perfect Peace

November 18, 2017By Lyle StutzmanSongs, Stories

Four years ago this morning, I awoke from the worst night of my life. My brother-in-law, Sheldon Martin, was dead. My wife’s sister Louisa had called the evening before to say that she didn’t know where her husband, Sheldon, was. He had gone canoeing by himself, and she hadn’t heard from him all day. When … Read More

Why Sing Children’s Songs?

October 12, 2017By Lyle StutzmanSongs

If you’ve snooped through the Pilgrim Choral Series or songs like “Joy Medley” or “Roll Away,” you’ve probably noticed that I like to arrange children’s songs. Not only that, some of the children’s song arrangements are meant to be sung only by adult choirs. Why would a choir waste time singing children’s songs when it … Read More

House to house, baking bread?

September 11, 2017By Lyle StutzmanSongs

Crystal Miller wrote the words and music to the song, “Acts 2,” and I arranged it. Listen to her tell the story. In January, 2015, I heard a sermon about a renewed vision for the church. At one point in the message, the end of Acts chapter 2 was used. The “breaking bread from house … Read More