Publications: Overview


This is an overview of publications in process, or planned, as companions to their respective recordings from TortoiseClimbing™, and their current status.

History Through 26 Hymns and Songs

This is an extensive book length publication providing historical events surrounding when the hymns and songs were written, thus influencing content of each of the hymns and songs included on the companion recording of Hymns and Songs for Living. A updated working draft of this publication, incorporating several ideas for revisions from the editor, went back to the editor in late 2022. Release of this as an ebook is now projected for 2023.

Audio book of History Through 26 Hymns and Songs

Details of this will appear under the Recordings section when work on that gets underway. Projected for 2023.

Kathy's Songs

It is unclear at this point whether Kathy wants her other songs recorded. If not, there will not be a companion book.

Notes about Historic 1959 Annapolis High School The Crucifixion

Notes are in the Recording section of this website about the forthcoming 1st ever mastered version of the historic 1959 Annapolis High School (AHS) performances of The Crucifixion.

Hopefully others who were involved in the 3 choirs from the 3 graduating classes of 1959, 1960 and 1961 who participated in those now historic 1959 performances of John Stainer's The Crucifixion will hear about this new project producing the 1st ever mastered version of those historic performances, and will provide additional notes for expansion of that history. If you know any of those persons, please advise them of this project and that they are encouraged to contribute!! (No standalone publication separate from materials placed on the website is currently envisioned.)

Note. Those materials contain summary details about the librettist and composer of The Crucifixion, plus how The Crucifixion came to be modeled after J.S.Bach's St. Matthew's Passion. See AHS Choirs' Recording.

Nostalgic Solos Book

This is envisioned as the next publication by TortoiseClimbing™ as the companion to the planned update and public re-release of the companion recording.

Romantic Duets Book

Timing for both this publication and its companion recording by TortoiseClimbing™ is unknown, since it is envisioned to accompany recorded materials that are only in draft form.


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