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…

Recording Session – Trinity Church

This fall my wife and I helped out with a friends wedding, which was held at the historic Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Portsmouth, Virginia. The church is recently remodeled and is beautiful. It also has a really nice Steinway Model B in the sanctuary….

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…

I Adore You Part 1 – Recording

I was contacted last fall by a worship leader at a small church in North Carolina near where I live in Virginia to help her produce some original music she has written. My wife taught a dance class at her church a few summers ago…

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