If you’ve read Sadie or Augustina, you know both are filled with my love of music, both religious and classical. This song is a realization of a dream I’ve had since I started writing novels. Since the beginning, I wanted to combine my two passions: writing books and writing music. While I wrote some lyrics for a song in Sadie, and while Sadie plays another song for Josh that I’ve yet to finish, this song is the first time the two sides of REBECCA BELLISTON became one.
I’m REBECCA BELLISTON, author and composer. If I’m not chasing my five kids, I’m writing fiction or music, the two best jobbies in the world. I also love to laugh, play the piano, and snuggle up with a good book (though not at the same time).
As book things pick up, I’m not sure if I’ll get any other songs recorded, but I wanted to get at least these done before Mother’s Day.
My mom, Lynn S. Lund, is my musical inspiration and hero. She’s composed and taught music for as long as I can remember. She’s the reason I started writing music, the reason I’ve played the piano since I could reach the keys.
I love her so much!
But she lives in Utah, and I live in Michigan. She’s always asking me what music I’m working on. This was the easiest way to show her.
So here are two videos.
The first song is a vocal solo sung by the amazing Jen Petersen. Jen is one of those soloists that makes accompanying a joy. She has a gorgeous voice and a great feel for music. I could seriously listen to her all day long. I’m soooo glad she agreed to record this song for me. She’s the best.
What you hopefully can’t hear is our three little kids playing in the background. It’s always fun trying to record with kids in the house, but they were very patient with us. Jen’s kids are adorable. My son was thrilled to have friends to play with.
And here’s the other song, a piano solo recorded in the middle of the day, although it doesn’t look like it. :)
I’ve been MIA since March Book Madness. Sorry. I can’t believe how fast time has flown. I’ve been painting, mudding, taping, sanding, mudding some more, painting some more, and then touching everything up in an effort to finish our basement. We got carpet last Friday, so it’s finally done!
Our six year project is finished.
(Pictures at the bottom)
With the basement done and finished, I decided to finish another project I’ve wanted to do for many years: record my music. Sadly, I think the new carpet is what inspired me, because my living room has never looked so nice. Might as well document it before it gets trashed, right? :)
Here are the first two videos
My hymn arrangement of “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief.”
The second is a short little etude I wrote a few years ago.
I’ll keep posting as I have time to record.
As part of this little experiment, I’m offering my music FREE for a limited time. Just email me and let me know what you’d like. There’s only one song I can’t offer for free (For There’s A Savior Born), but all the others are up for grabs, so drop me a note here.
Just a reminder that today is the last day you can get my sheet music for FREE!
Tomorrow, it goes back up to a whopping $1.65 a piece. :) Okay, that’s not that much, but hey, free is free.
Thanks to everyone who’s already requested music. I think I’ve given away over 150 copies, which is awesome!
So…let your favorite musicians know and let your not-so-favorite musicians know, too. All my sheet music is free until midnight tonight. My music is either religious choral, vocal, and piano, or else classical-style piano stuff. The only song I can’t give away is For There’s A Savior Born.
To get the free music, simply email me and let me know what songs you want.
The list of my songs and a few audio clips are here. Pick as many as you want.
Have a Happy (and hopefully warm and dry) Halloween!!!