Hymns for Alzheimer’s project: getting close!

Just a quick update on the Hymns for Alzheimer’s project. It feels like a flower getting ready to bloom (hence the marigold image)!

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I’m thrilled to report:

  • 60 hymns are now recorded and in the sound editing and mixing stage. I’m hoping to get them uploaded here in November — woo hoo!
  • I’m working to line up a gospel set, with songs that include “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power,” “I’m on the Battlefield,” “This Little Light of Mine,” and 12 more. I’d appreciate prayers and good thoughts for getting this together with the right musicians and timing.
  • I’m also working on lining up a Christmas set of 18 songs. With luck we might get that recorded in time for the 2018 Advent season, but that’s a long shot. If not, they’ll be ready for next year.

Right now I’m soliciting feedback on about 10 semi-finished recordings from people who have more music experience than I do, to get a sense of how the songs sound to them. It’s a little intimidating 🙂 but I really want the feedback before I work with the sound engineer on the final mixing.

Lots more to complete, but it’s getting close and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Nearly every week, I get a grateful message from someone who does eldercare who has found my website (thank you Google); they get even more excited when I tell them about the upcoming free music downloads that will soon be available.

And for me personally, recording these beautiful songs has soothed my soul and continues to calm my heart and mind through some difficult times. Words like these are hard to beat:

Through many dangers, toils, and snares,

I have already come;

‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

Thank you again for your continued support, and please contact me at any time with questions or suggestions.

Peace be with you,

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Photo: Myriams-Fotos

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