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Recording Session – Cello

My good fortune from the Christmas break holds – I knocked out another recording session for the Emmanuel Medley today. This time a solo cello. As mentioned in previous posts the medley consists of three older minor-key Christmas carols, the last of which is Let…

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….

Manger Recording Session: Violin

Last year when I was arranging Away in A Manger for Moments of Comfort and Joy I had a fairly specific concept for what I wanted the violin part to sound like. Given the folksy nature of the arrangement with Appalacian Dulcimer as the central…

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…

Recording Session: Classical Recital

I recently had the opportunity to record my daughter’s first harp recital with her new instructor. The instructor is a high school student from a very large family in which both parents and many of the kids teach private lessons. The recital included performances from…

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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