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See status report below for updates about Recording and Book activities for Hymns and Songs for Living.



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Status Report:  Activities being completed on Hymns and Songs for Living

Updated 2/5/2021

Accompaniment Materials on Recording

Welcome Home:

Amazing Grace:

On 9-11 & 12 with Wayne Morrison, and Westminster Ringers, recorded:

  1. New introductory lead in to Amazing Grace with baby bagpipe (Shuttle Pipe);
  2. HandBell/HandChime accompaniment to last verse of Just A Closer Walk with Thee;
  3. Interlude verse to Amazing Grace with HandBell/HandChimes;
  4. HandBell/HandChime accompaniment to last verse of Amazing Grace.

On 10-8-2020, recorded:

  1. Melody line and harmony lines with cello for interlude verse of Amazing Grace.

On 11-12-2020:

Applied pitch transposition capabilities of Adobe's Audition to match the key the shuttle pipe was recorded in to the key of the hymn.

Website 11/13/2020

Work on the website is continuing to gather editorial comments to finalize pages. Out reach to those with placeholder descriptive pages will continue. Preparing materials to work with Ms. Heidi Gerber-Salins to get her reviews on several pages including her and her mom.

Hymn History Stories Book

During September-November 2020:

  1. Copy Editor completed a first draft edit of the book and sent to David for review;
  2. David reviewed the suggested edits;
  3. David made suggested revisions to the edits;
  4. Returned book to copy editor for final review;
  5. Copy editor went to hospital for heart pacemaker last week of October;
  6. In future David finalize text.

Status of Activities


Virtually all recording has been completed on 25 1/2 of the 26 hymns and songs on the playlist.

Scheduling to add string bass harmonies to handbell/handchime accompaniments.

Scheduling to finalize recorded materials for both solo verses for Welcome Home ASAP.

Reviewing recorded materials and identifying those that need post production attention and executing needed changes.

Next major step will be for the audio engineer to start going through the recording to review what additional "soundsmith" edits may be needed to acheive final edited recording.


  1. Received comments from copy editor;
  2. Went thru and made updates to address issues identified by copy editor;
  3. In process of rereading book for tidbits of anthing needing correction ro augmenation for clairity.

Reviewing options for publication of book both online and in print.