Sacred Songs ~ is my most recent CD and the fourth CD of the 'Treasured Memories Music' series.
This most precious CD was inspired by a wonderful meeting of Esther and Ben Sanidad whom I met in 1997. This story is truly an inspirational one and is mentioned in Dr. Ben Sanidad's book "Choosing to Live"...a book about courage, faith and great love. With their love, support and generosity of spirit, helped to make this CD a reality.
My ever talented and treasured John Sheard again produced and arranged this album. I have always believed that when you love a song that you do not want it to end, and so I asked John if he could extend a few songs with the addition of extended introductions. And so ,in only John’s way...'ask and you shall receive'... John created some of the most beautiful music compositions that still bring tears to my eyes when I hear them. John also brought a new addition to this CD with the engineering talents of L. Stu Young and working at Trubble Clef Studios. It was fun to watch "the boys", as I called them, work their magic in the studio.
I don't know if it was the combination of the music I was recording, the amazing team of John and L.Stu, or the circumstance associated to this specific CD, but I had never felt such a 'calmness'...such a sense of utter joy, as I did, recording this CD.
With the strides in technology and CDbaby, a distributor for independent artists, my music is now being heard all over the world. 'Here I Am, Lord' in particular has received international success and due to this, we have re-released this one song from this 'Sacred Songs' CD, in MP3 format for download access.
As the saying goes "It takes a village..." and so I want to share the team and credit those who helped make this CD a success: ed
Produced and Arranged by John Sheard
Recorded & Mixed by L. Stu Young at Trubble Clef Studio
Digital Transfers by Matt McKenzie at Kitchentable Media
Mastered by Nick Rawson
CD Design by Patrick Duffy for Attention
CD Photos by Jen van der Vecht
CD Pressing by Richard Boudreau at Accudub Inc.
The song listing for Sacred Songs:
Be Still My Soul(Traditional)
In The Garden(Traditional)
It Is Well With My Soul (Traditional)
I'm A Miracle Lord(Dan Burgess?,1980 Bud John Songs (ASCAP) (adm. by EMI CMG Publishing)
I Asked The Lord (J. Duncan / J. Lange, Bulls-Eye Music Inc.)
I Believe (Ervin Drake / Irvin Graham / Jimmy Shirl / Al Stillman, Dramatists Guild Publishing / Hampshire House Publishing Corp./ Lindabet Music Corporation / Gentleman Jim Music Corp. / Scion North Music Ltd.)
Abide With Me(Traditional)
Here I Am Lord (Daniel L. Schutte, 1981 OCP Publications)