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Words of the Prophets
(Released September 2018)
This album exhibits the wisdom, passion, testimony, and joy of ancient prophets. The lyrics are all adapted directly from the Book of Mormon. Most of the songs express personal feelings or testimonies of specific prophets.
4-Minute Album Sampler:
- “We Are Set Apart” (A 22-second perspective intro… with full reprise at the conclusion of Volume 2)
- “I Have Dreamed a Dream” (Lehi) Featuring Tim Gates (The Nashville Tribute Band and Due West).
- “Nephi’s Psalm“ (2 Nephi 4:15-31) Featuring Jason Bromley (Vocal Point)
- “For a Wise Purpose” (Topic Song on Recordkeeping) Featuring a vocal ensemble.
- “Press Forward“ (2 Nephi 31-32) Featuring Jason Bromley (Vocal Point).
- “Nephi’s Farewell” (2 Nephi 33) Featurning Jason Bromley (Vocal Point).
- “Joy” (Topic Song) Featuring a vocal ensemble.
- “How is it Done?” (Enos) Featuring Mathew Petersen (Enos) & Connor Patten (The Lord).
- “Know the Name“ (King Benjamin’s Address, Mosiah 2-5) Featuring Alden Papritz.
- “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains” (Isaiah via Abinadi, Mosiah 15:9-20) Featuring Carl Garner.
- “Can You Feel So Now?” (Alma 5 – The Lord’s Interview Questions) Featuring Caleb Coombs.
- “Teaching the Word” (Alma 17:1-4) Featuring Matt Bird.
(Released May 2019)
The Words of the Prophets, Volume 2, continues where Volume 1 left off, chronologically.
4-Minute Album Sampler:
- “O That I Were an Angel” (Alma 17:1-10) Featuring Jason Bromley (Vocal Point) and DeLee Brown, as the angel.
- “Nourish the Word” (Alma 32:17-43) Featuring a vocal ensemble.
- “Amulek’s Psalm (Cry Unto Him)” (Alma 10-11, 14) Featuring Carl Garner.
- “Remember, Remember” (Helaman 5:6-18) Featuring James Lisle.
- “The Voice” (Helaman 5:23-52) Featuring Caleb Coombs.
- “Fulfilled (The Beatitudes)” (3 Nephi:12) Featuring Connor Patten.
- “He Wept“ (3 Nephi 17) Featuring DeLee Brown, as a disciple witness.
- “We Heard Him Pray” (3 Nephi 15:5-24) Featuring DeLee Brown, as a disciple witness.
- “Lifted Up“ (3 Nephi 27:13-22) Featuring Connor Patten.
- “Mormons’ Lament” (Mormon 6:17-22) Featuring Matt Bird & Carl Garner.
- “Moroni’s Farewell” (Ether 12:38-41) Featuring Cameron Garner.
- “Words of the Prophets” (Original) A summary and call-to-action. Vocal ensemble.
- “Reprise: We Heard Him Pray” A piano/vocal version of #8 above, arranged and played by Cheyenne Hayes, featuring DeLee Brown.
Family, Fun & Folk Songs
(Released June 2019)
Although these songs were inspired by, or inspirations for, our family… there is crossover for those people who value family reunions, history, events, and moments. Musical inspirations from family-related experience are the source of a range of emotions for me… half, represented in humor…. as is my family life.
5-Minute Album Sampler:
- “Mr. Dunne“.… An irresistible Irish folk song for our family name… but spun with international music here. The lyrics were found doing family history research and it was a bit of work to find the original tune, but it was worth it.
- “Fast Sunday, Slow Blues“... Inspired from a child’s perspective… my son, Logan.
- “Spirit at the Lake“… Written as a collage of my childhood family reunions at the lakes in B.C., Canada. Featuring DeLee Brown on vocal. Inspired by my Great Uncle Albert’s common closings in letters… “May You Remember…” (And my favorite follow-up line was: “… You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.”)
- “Dad’s Boogie“… This was a bedtime piano boogie I played regularly for the kids. Here, I embellished it as I imagined it… with Michael Dowdle adding the finishing guitar touch.
- “Blue Waltz”... The first song I wrote about new experiences at our cabin on the Olympic Peninsula. Featuring Michael Dowdle on guitar.
- “Boy Scout Blues“… My friend and mentor, Brett Raymond, arranged and recorded this song of mine about a generic summary of good-spirited Boy Scout experience. Featuring Brett in total, plus Michael Dowdle on steel and slide guitars.
- “In My Heart, Forever“... I wrote this with high hopes for my only daughter, age 3 in 1982… and it’s all come true. Featuring Michael Dowdle on guitar.
- “Life Gets Tee-Jus Don’t It“… An obscure bit of 1948 country humor I love, and did my own way, trying to add humor with the instruments, in kind.
- “Wolf Creek Waltz“… My son, Taylor, and I wrote this together, initiated at a father/son campout at Wolf Creek, near the last original Pony Express and stagecoach-stop left in Oregon. Featuring Michael Dowdle on acoustic guitars… to enhance my guitar tracks.
- “Ode to a Fly“... An articulate pioneer relative’s pest poem I discovered while doing family history research.
- “Family Blues“… A bit of good-natured fatherly sarcasm spilled out after a houseful of kids finally went to bed.
- “Ashokan Farewell“… This haunting melody by Jay Ungar I play on multiple instruments… so I decided to record some of them together.
Unpublished by Treble Clef Music, yet.
(All of this is not fully-polished material, like the published songs. Most have current-status samples on the Songs Menu.)
The Bible & Hymns
- “Whither Thou Goest“ (I will go) (Ruth 1) A Naomi & Ruth duet, with lyrics adapted from Ruth 1.
- “My Heart is Full” New 2018 Hymn by Mathew Petersen and sung a Capella with his missionary companion, locally. I recorded and produced this version, adding Michael Dowdle on guitars, for a mission souvenir.
- “Joshua ‘Fit de Battle“ (of Jericho) An amazing piano solo by Teresa Wilhelmi, a dear friend.
- “Come Thou Font of Every Blessing“ James Dunne self-trio instrumental with tenor lute, mandolin & guitar.
- “On the Jericho Road“ Another amazing piano solo by Teresa Wilhelmi.
- “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains“ (Isaiah 52:7) Published as quoted by Abinadi in “Words of the Prophets, Vol. 1”
- “I’m a Missionary“ A Jason Bromley song I recorded of him and his 3 companions while they were together in the Oregon Salem Mission. Featuring them… in total.
- “672 Days” Emma Lounsbury’s good-spirited solo tribute to waiting for a missionary beau. I recorded and produced this for her to send him.
- “I Lobster” A cover of the punniest song I know, arranged for percussion and bass only.
- “My Irish Genealogy” Genealogy work can be fun… especially with my Irish side.
- “Bright Eyes” I witnessed the “most alert” newborn birth of my granddaughter, Morgan… and had this song written in my mind while driving home a few days later.
After nearly a quarter century as a registered adult Scout leader, with three sons… as my youngest son, Logan, said, “Dad, we’ve got memories on top of memories.”
- “Come & Get It” I updated the lyrics from a 1933 Sons of the Pioneers song, and Brett Raymond updated the cowboy music and recorded this for me. Featuring Brett in total, plus Michael Dowdle on guitars.
- “Ashokan Farewell (Scouting Version)” Jay Ungar, a former Cub Scout, graciously let me adapt some lyrics his partner wrote for this wonderful fiddle tune of his. Brett Raymond recorded it for me… and we all were giving back a bit… to capture the spirit of Scouting in a fine moment. Featuring Brett Raymond in total, plus Michael Dowdle on guitars.
- “Skeeter Duel” This is the first song I recorded completely on my own… and I was playing around with lots of things for fun with the plot I wrote.
- “Eagle” I felt the lofty ideals of Eagle Scouts needed an anthem to commemorate them. (The Eagle characteristics are in alphabetical order.)
- “Early Mountain Summer” After recording three original Scout songs for me, Brett said he got into his own Scouting memories and wrote and recorded an instrumental song inspired by the feel of his first Spring campouts overlooking the valley below the Wasatch Mountain Range. 15 years later, I wrote these lyrics and melody line to overlay his fine instrumental. Michael Dowdle is featured on multiple guitar tracks, as well.