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Frazier Riddell made a comment today on a song posted here at TCS. He mentions that he is a co-songleader at church, having added guitar to the mix a few years ago (which initially was not heartily embraced by some of the older generation). I thought I'd click on the web site link Riddell gave (www.smalltownmusic.com). I am pleased with what I see. Check out Frazier's words and music styling.
"All is well. God has blessed me tremendously, whether I choose to recognize that in emotions and feelings from day to day or not. I got food. I got shelter. I got a wife and son who love me. I got lots of family who love me. A top 10 song wouldn't hurt my feelings, but even if that never happens, I AM BLESSED NONE THE LESS. I still play music at Church, Nursing Homes, Weddings, Restaurants & Bars. I have folks that love and appreciate... READ MORE •••
We'd also like to highlight Ike Ndolo's "Awake O Sleeper" and Matt Maher/Chris Tomlin's "Born That We May Have Life" (Christmas projects). Also take note of Steve Angrisano's "Go Make a Difference" which is at its highest chart level yet (around 1000).
The biggest news is that Matt Maher has now topped himself. His "Your Grace Is Enough" has been eclipsed by "Lord, I Need You" which is in the Top 10. Note: Words and music for "Lord, I Need You" were written by all of these folks: Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels and Daniel Carson.
We need help finding or creating a recording of a song that was popular in Catholic churches and youth groups back in the early 1970s. I was able to find the words and chords but I have no idea how the melody goes. Would someone like to collaborate on this? If you can scratch out the melody for me, I can record the song for Mary who has been looking for a recording of this song for many years. We don't know the name of the composer.
Here is what Mary wrote:
"I have to tell you, finding the right Magnificat is like looking for a needle in a haystack, except that it's a really tiny needle and the haystack is the size of the Empire State Building! The lyrics start with "As the rain rushes down and the earth blossoms forth and the wind caresses every tree". I haven't heard this but once since 1971. Every music director I've worked with in my diocese looks at me with that look that says "you know you're crazy, right?" My sister has been looking too, unsuccessfully."
The theme for this year's conference, August 29-31, 2014, is You Are the Light of the World.
One great way to help renew our minds is by listening to songs that continually call upon God to change us, transform us, and mold us into His image. Several of the songs in the iTunes Widget sampler at right were written and recorded by members of Top Catholic Songs and Catholic Music Ministries.