How has the scripture project been received by others?
June 12, 2019: First public review; by LatterDaySaintMusicians.com:
July 10, 2019: From LDS365.com
July 11, 2019: Follow-up “Beyond the Music” Story by LatterDaySaintMusicians.com
“This is a most beautiful compilation of music, love, enlightenment and soulful inspiration brought forth in your God given talent to honor The Lord and give to the world. I downloaded your volumes and know it will uplift me for days to come. Congratulations on your remarkable achievement. 🙏🏼👏🏼” Sherry H., California, USA
“Wonderful work and filled with inspirations.” Kelechi, Umuahia, Nigeria
“You truly have a gift like no other James! 👏🎶❤️💞🎼” Samantha, British Columbia, Canada
“I’ve grown up listening to music and performing it. I’ve listened to all kinds of music…especially Mormon contemporary. This is among the best I’ve heard. Nice job!” Janalee, Utah, USA
“Very well done. A lot of thought, effort, talent & time have gone into this and it will bless many lives in a very unique & soul-soothing way. Way to go.” Rick W., Oregon, USA
“We have deeply enjoyed this music and appreciate the time and effort it took to take on such a large project!.” Cheyenne H., Washington, USA
“Great work James, may Heavenly father grant you more inspiration even to do more, even to the glory of his name.” T. Tyrobee, Kaduna South, Nigeria
Are these “scripture songs” intended as worship songs?
No. These recordings should be considered in the light of a scripture study guide supplement… that may provoke thoughts like, “Why were those excerpts selected to tell the story?” Or, “Why was the supporting music created the way it is… to emphasize the message?”
Where did these songs come from?
The scripture songs are all original by James Dunne, but some of the other material dates back to the 1500’s (“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”), 1800’s (“Ode to a Fly”), etc. The “Music Overview” and “Songs” menu pages of this website contains some credits and back stories. All credit details are included in the liner notes of the CD jackets.
Where can I get these songs?
The published songs on this website are available on several major music distributors, such as iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, CDbaby, Spotify, etc. Quick links to availability are on the Home Page of this website. The first albums published were “Words of the Prophets, Volume 1” (Sept. 2018) and “Words of the Prophets,Volume 2,” (May 2019), followed by “Family Songs, Vol. 1” (June 2019).
Are CD’s available?
All CD’s are available from CDbaby.com quickly. There is a link on the home page. (Amazon.com also lists physical CD’s, but is surprisingly slow to ship.)