Thursday, June 21, 2012

O' The Glory Did Roll.....

This is an old Southern Gospel tune; one that I doubt many of you have heard of.  It is sooo lovely.  Written by G.T (dad) Spears, probably in typical shaped-note fashion, it is truly something.  This song is one of my first recital songs at the age of 8.  Throughout the years of piano and voice lessons, I was blessed to study under several accomplished pianists and was introduced to many different genres of music.  I am equally at home pounding out "Sonatina Pathetique" as I am playing a jazzy, old hymn.  Many of y'all probably don't know this, but my major when exiting high school was piano with a minor in church music.  I received a full scholarship at a prestigious local Christian university.  At that time, I decided to marry and have children instead of pursuing a degree in music.  Regardless of my decision, music continues to live in my heart and is indeed my lifeline. 

Several years ago, I was blessed to attend the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in TN and even accompanied a bit.  It was a glorious experience.  Take a listen to this lovely song as performed by the SBS of Music.  Ahhhh!  Lord willing, out daughter will attend in a couple of years.  She is so sweet as she is already allowing me to teach her basic conducting and theory ;)  At her age, I was good, but not as blessed as she is.  Last night I overheard her singing an Adele song (of all things!) and she absolutely blew me away. 

This week we have been attending a local Seperate Baptist church camp and this song was sang one night.  It took me straight back to my childhood.  Good is good!

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