Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year ~ From My Family

Happy New Year!!!

Praising the Lord for another wonderful year with my amazing family!!

Happy New Year ~ Treasured Moments Studio

 Happy New Year!!!! 

A few of my favorite photos from 2016!! I can't wait to see what the Lord has planned for next year!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

~Merry Christmas 2016~

Merry Christmas to each of you and your families!! Have a wonderful day as you celebrate Christ's birth!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

~Everlasting Water~

This year I had the opportunity to compose another composition. This is the performance from August 1st!!! All praise goes to the Lord for giving me this piece and many thanks to an amazing teacher.

Everlasting Water

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Christian Heritage Conference 2016

This spring, April 28-30, join thousands of other families who are committed to discipleship and homeschooling in Redmond, WA, for two full days of hope, encouragement and inspiration.

Tomorrow, Sunday, April 17th is the last day to pre-register for $119 to attend the Christian Heritage Annual Conference!! After Sunday, the price increases and you can only register on-site. Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Powerful Praise Music Conference 2016

I recently registered for the Powerful Praise Music Conference!! It is hands-on conference that quuips church musicans to glorify God by making truly excellent worship music.
Special Early-Bird Tuition: $159
Tuition after 11:59PM, April 30, 2016: $179
The event is being held in Spokane, WA on June 1-3, 2016!!!!

Monday, February 29, 2016

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus-Instrumental

I have decided to follow Jesus, 
I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus,
No turning back, no turning back.

The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me, 
No turning back, no turning back

Tho' none go with me, I still will follow, 
Tho' none go with me, I still will follow,
Tho' none go with me, I still will follow,
No turning back, no turning back.

Will you decided now to follow Jesus?
Will you decided now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
No turning back, no turning back.

by-Folk melody from India

"In the 1880's a Welsh missionary who had endured severe persecution, finally saw his first converts in a particularly brutal village in the Indian province of Assam. A husband and wife, with their two children, professed faith in Christ and were baptized. Their village leaders decided to make an example out of the husband. Arresting the family, they demanded that the father renounce Christ, or see his wife and children murdered. When he refused, his two children were executed by archers. Given another chance to recant the man again refused, and his wife was similarly struck down. Still refusing to recant, the man followed his family into glory. 
Witnesses later told the story to the Welsh missionary. The reports said that when asked to recant or see his children murdered, the man said: "I have decided to follow Jesus, and there is no turning back."
After seeing his children killed, he reportedly said, "The world can be behind me, but the cross is still before me." After seeing his wife pierced by arrows, he said, "Though no one is here to go with me, still I will follow Jesus."

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Daniel Craig Tenor

Daniel Craig released his new cd a few weeks ago!!! My family and I already have purchased it and it is wonderful. I encourage you all to check out the link below where you can listen to a few demos and buy the cd!!!! :)

Daniel Craig's music video of the song he co-composed, The End of Myself.

Daniel Craig - The End of Myself (Official Music Video)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Edward MacDowell

Edward MacDowell

Edward Alexander MacDowell was born on December 18, 1860, in lower east side Manhattan, New York. His parents were Thomas MacDowell, a milkman, and his musically inclined mother was Frances Knapp MacDowell. MacDowell’s mother wanted him to learn piano. She employed Juan Buitrago, a Colombian violinist who was living with the MacDowell family for the time being. MacDowell’s other piano teachers were Teresa Carreno and friends of Buitrago. The MacDowell family moved to Paris, France, in 1877. Edward was admitted to the Paris conservatory. Later he continued his education at Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory in Frankfort, Germany. He studied piano with Carl Heymann and composition with Joachim Raff. MacDowell also taught piano at "Schmitt's Akademie für Tonkunst" in Darmstadt for a year. In 1884, MacDowell married Marian Griswold Nevins, an American, who was a student of Edward’s for three years. Marian sadly suffered from an illness that left her unable to have children. From 1885 to 1888, MacDowell spent most of his time on composition work. In the autumn of 1888, MacDowell decided to return to the United States, because of financial difficulties. The MacDowell’s lived in Boston where Edward became Professor of Music at Columbia University until 1904. As Edward taught and composed from 1896 to 1898, he directed the Mendelssohn Glee Club. He also composed music for the group to perform. In 1896, Hillcrest Farm was purchased by Marian MacDowell to serve as their summer home located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. MacDowell was inspired by the beautiful setting. He was most likely inspired by in this new environment. In some of his smaller pieces, he caught much of the American spirit by blending romantic techniques with an intimate feeling for the American scene. "If a composer is sincerely American at heart," MacDowell said, "his music will be American." MacDowell's compositions included two piano concertos, two orchestral suites, four symphonic poems, four piano sonatas, piano suites and songs. He also published dozens of piano transcriptions of mostly 18th century pre-piano keyboard pieces. MacDowell published 13 piano pieces and a 4 part song under the pseudonym of Edgar Thorn in 1896 to 1898. During American Academy of Arts and Letters, they had invited Edward as one of their early selections for membership in   1904. The MacDowell’s envisioned starting a colony for artists in Peterborough, New Hampshire, close to their home. MacDowell was a wonderful piano teacher, and two of his students were John Pierce Langs and Edward Sapir. Edward MacDowell died on January 23, 1908, in New York City, at the early age 48. His wife Marion cared for him until the day he died.  Marion, in 1907, founded the Edward MacDowell Association. She led it for more than 25 years. Their dream had come true.

Source: Wikipedia
Sea Piece

The Sea Pieces were composed in 1898. They reveal MacDowell at the height of his lyric and dramatic ability.

Source: Wikipedia