Notes from the Shore

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How Can I Keep From Singing

Background Last Fall I was at my Grandmother’s 95th birthday party. Two of my father’s cousins, who are also sisters, had come from Ohio to join in the festivities. My grandmother, their Aunt Jean, is the last of her generation, so the cousins had lost…

Redeemed

Over a year ago I felt like I needed to stop being a solo songwriter. I knew several people from church who felt the same way, and I invited them to join together to actually accomplish something. After several false starts three of us started…

The Wexford Carol – Recording and Mixing

The Wexford Carol medley with The Holly and the Ivy is complete. I described the writing and arranging in my previous post. See that post for a description of how and why I put the music together the way I did. This post is about…

Recording and Mixing Amazing Grace

My ongoing relationship with the delightful Shedd family is continuing. After recording their recital, they approached me with this request. One of the daughters participates in pageants. Part of the pageant competition is a talent. The idea is that her talent would be to dance…

Bethlehem Suite 1. Handmaid Published

After much blood, sweat, tears, consternation, anger, begging, and finally acceptance, I have published the first completed track for Moments of Comfort and Joy. As mentioned in an earlier post, this is the first movement in a three movement piece I’m calling the Bethlehem Suite….

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