Friday, September 28, 2012
Listen to all of our latest here!
"Water" and "I Am Always Near" were completed in post-production at the "Mouse-house" during the third week of January. "I Am Always Near" will have you reaching for the Kleenex box and "Water" is promising to have all of the "Epic" features of songs like "Jesus!" and "Come Holy Ghost", with an impassioned choir singing from a whisper to a shout. Click here to hear sound-clips from the five songs completed thus far in our trek toward our 3rd CD. These two latest mixes are first and last in the line up you'll hear.
Breaking News!!! "Good and Faithful Servant" has been published and is now available from Oregon Catholic Press! (Click on title to hear new mix!)
Our 4th song published by OCP, and the 3rd song from the "I'll Follow" collection to make the publishing cut. "Good and Faithful Servant" has been distributed in OCPs' choral packet #75 making it known and available to choirs everywhere in the English speaking world. Hopefully we will continue to receive good news like this regarding other songs submitted recently.
To all who attended our November concert, thanks for a great evening!!!
If you missed it, YOU MISSED IT!
What else is new?
We hope to be in the stairwell soon, recording more of the material listed below and performed at the concert.
I placed most of my efforts last summer in finishing up earlier recordings and getting them on their way to publishers hither and yon. I submitted 3 compositions during 2012 for publication; "God From God, Light From Light", "Dwell Within Me", and "Heaven and Earth Are Wed". You can hear sound-clips for these along with the other 2 ones by Clicking HERE. These songs are the seeds of our next CD, so please support the effort by making sure you own both of our current CDs; preferably one copy for each playing device in your home and car! You can order them by clicking "Albums and Sound Clips" on the menu bar above or better yet, purchase them from me or the parish office. That way we can keep more of the proceeds.
In the recording process are "How Great And Glorious Are You" and "The Sound Of One Voice". Thanks to the proceeds from the "Year of Faith" concert, we'll be able to move these songs and others. We continue to move all recordings to, or closer to, completion in the upcoming post-production sessions
Other songs making a dent lately are "Is There Anything Love Can't Carry", and "Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled", which were recently adopted! (Click the concert icon above for more info on adopting a song) This money will speed these two songs to completion in the coming months. Until recordings are completed, you can go to the Lyrics, Poetry and Background portion of this website to preview the lyrics.
I am also working toward sending some of my St. Joachim Student Choir arrangements off to see if there is interest in them. They are songs from different authors, some liturgical, some not, but we've had fun with these arrangements and I think that others could too. "The Servant Song", "Lean On Me" and a new arrangement of "He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother" could all be good candidates for the Student choir who we are currently recording for the first time.
A few new pages up recently for your perusing. "Poetry, Lyrics and Song Background" will give you just what it says on most of my music. "Andrew's Arsenal" will give any musical instrument junkies more info than most would want about the instrumental contents of my garage!
There is a great review of the "I'll Follow" CD up at a Catholic music website called the Grapevine. Click here to dial it up. It's rather short, but flattering none the less. (Look it up under "A" for Andrew, not "E" for Everson) The same review has also appeared at Catholic.net. This article though, allows you to comment on the review, so go on and say something nice!
Those interested in joining the ministry this season can contact me at my office number 949-574-7400 ext 413 or email me at email@example.com
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