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
Accompaniment Materials on Recording
Add HandChime accompaniment to last verse of Just A Closer Walk with Thee;
Add interlude verse to Amazing Grace with baby bagpipe (Shuttle Pipe) and HandChimes;
Add HandBell accompaniment to last verse of Amazing Grace; (scheduled for 9-12-2020)
Get chorus vocal arrangements written for 1st and 2nd refrains of Welcome Home; (completed 8-27-2020)
Record choral vocal arrangements to refrains for Welcome Home; and
Final mixing of all hymns and songs.
Hymn History Stories Book
Editor complete working through the draft text;
David review suggested edits;
David make final revisions;
Return book to editor for final review;
David finalize text.
Status of Activities
Material complete on all other of the 26 hymns and songs on the playlist, except the following;
Obtained handchime and handbell arrangements for accompaniments in the key of the hymns from Mr. Larry Sue for Just A Closer Walk with Thee, and Amazing Grace;
Westminster Ringers agreed to record these additional handchime and handbell accompaniments on the two hymns;
Copies of accompaniments sent to Westminster Ringers for ringers to practice;
Date set for 9-12-2020 to record accompaniments in Westminster, MD area;
Arranged for sound engineer for on-location recording session in Westminster;
Player for baby bagpipe identified. Need to schedule recording session.
Arranger identified for choral refrains of Welcome Home;
Arranger completed vocal harmony arrangement for 1st refrain and a more expansive version for 2nd refrain on 8-27-2020.
Need to arrange for singers and schedule recording session.
Completed revisions to conform to Chicago style manual;
Identified Copy/manuscript editor;
Provided draft of book to copy editor;
Editor working on updates and providing progress reports from time to time.