in the margins of newspapers or on scraps of paper or even on napkins at restaurants. Well, I am a believer. This Christmas song was written on the back of an envelope while I was waiting for a delayed flight at the airport one very hot, muggy afternoon in July.
"Lord of All" - SSATB, SAB, SSA, Solo versions for High or Low Voice, and simplified version for children
In college, I really didn't have classes in Songwriting 101 or any level. When I was in the Music Department at my university, the professors steered us away from anything that might even hint of commercial applications. (I often wondered if my professors had any clue how to help us actually earn a living in our chosen careers.) My training was in singing and interpreting classical vocal repertoire. But my inclinations tended toward Musical Theater and Pop Music.
So, here I am now, with a classically trained coloratura soprano voice who also happens to write sacred choral music as well as music for Children's Theater. I suppose that is why my songs seem to be a fusion of Classical and Broadway with a hint of Pop thrown in for good measure.
Anyway, I am happy that "Lord of All" has been a popular choice for various singing groups and soloists this most unusual of holiday seasons.