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CAROLYN KARDINAL

Carolyn Kardinal has written and performed inspirational music for over 30 years. Her spiritual experiences, faith, and insights are reflected in her lyrics. She writes beautiful lyrical melodies punctuated with lovely harmonic sequences which highlight her lyrics in a unique blending of folk and classical styles.

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Sheet Music in the Category: VOCAL SOLOS

Holy Ground Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

In depth interpretation of Moses’ experience on the mountain of God. Content is about spiritual inspiration, e.g. standing on holy ground and removing shoes of mortality. Wide range, not difficult.
How Great Thou Art Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

New, fresh arrangement of How Great Thou Art with wonderful lyrics reflecting CS perspective on spiritual creation and reality. A second version is available with obligato for C instrument and simpler keyboard accompaniment.

Note: Also available in vocal and keyboard without obligato.

Loose Him Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Another exciting solo with great chord structure. Lyrics apply the metaphysical lessons of the raising of Lazarus, tied to Romans 8. Need good articulation as the solo moves right along. Other than that, the music is fairly easy.
Peaceful Waters Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

With lovely melody with Irish overtones and quiet assurance of God’s care, this solo’s beauty is in its simplicity. Medium difficulty, masterfully combines Psalms 23 and 91.
The Body is the Temple Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Lyrics from Eph. 5 and I Cor, yet another beautiful solo for your library. Fairly easy. Lyrics address spiritual perspective on Man and Body/Soul.
The Law of Life is Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Jesus’ teachings summarized in this beautiful, lyrical solo. Thought provoking words plus Psalm 1 present a simple but meaningful concept of Life as Love. Easy accompaniment with vocals of medium difficulty.
The Lord’s Prayer and Spiritual Interpretation Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Stunning duet. Flowing melody and harmony in which both sets of words are distinct with well placed harmonies. Flute plays “study” melody in mp3s for each Vocal 1 and 2.
The Only Reality Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Excellent words present an in-depth look at reality. Melodical and fairly easy. Sure to become a congregation favorite.
Then Shall Thy Light Break Forth Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Wonderful imagery in this stunning classic solo. Medium difficulty. Memorable melody. And a healing message! Freedom from materiality! Bound to become a favorite.
You Are Gods Perfect Child Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Inspired words complimented by an accompaniment suggesting Hymns 402 and 382. My congregation loved this one. Fairly easy to sing and play.
A Song of Freedom Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
The style of this solo varies from semi‐classical to soft rock, an absolute delight to listen to, as well as sing. It has multigenerational appeal. The words, inspired by the Biblical statement, “The Truth shall make you free” remind us that freedom is a song we all can sing, if we are listening to God, and willing to let God’s grace heal us. The apostle Paul tells us to “come boldly unto the throne of grace”. This solo will bring joy to any congregation.
Abide In Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Kardinal has created an arrangement of two familiar melodies (Abide with Me and Simple Gifts) in a gentle folk-style solo which gives a sense of the peace and quietness of divine Love. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2008.

Bless the Lord, O my Soul Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Lovely melodies in this masterful blending of Psalms 103 and 107; contemporary, easy to sing, folk quality. Note recurring chorus; rhyming of Ps.107. A classic!
Blessed, Blessed Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This is an energetic contemporary solo with wonderful rhythms and simple harmonies which lend themselves to a band, piano, or organ accompaniment. The lyrics are an excellent reminder of what we all should be, “the children of light”. If you are looking for a different kind of solo to bless your congregation, this is it. Medium difficulty.
Blest Christmas Morn Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This truly inspired setting of Blest Christmas Morn sounds as if Kardinal were painting the lyrics on a canvas with a rainbow of sound, the primary melody reappearing in the vocals and accompaniment in dramatic key changes that enhance the meaning of the words of Mrs. Eddy's poem. Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy. Copyright 2006.
Circle of Infinity Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Another absolutely stunning solo by Kardinal which will expand spiritual understanding of infinite being/Life and enhance the church service. Powerful imagery, beautiful melody, easy to sing, audience friendly.
Come Walk On The Water Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2008 C. Kardinal. From a personal experience in which she was instantaneously healed, Kardinal presents this solo as a first person ballad, with a fantastic chorus, “Come, walk on the water with me. Rise above the tempestuous sea.” Another congregation favorite! For Keyboard/Vocal. Low range (B-E').

Communion Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Wonderful inspirational words describe heartfelt communing with God in this simple, but beautiful, contemporary solo. Appropriate for Sacrament or Atonement.
Faith Can Move Mountains Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This solo is a keeper! Easy to sing, melodic, range just over an octave, contemporary, good message. What else could one ask for? This song is about the power of faith, divine Love, and healing.
Gods Symphony of Soul Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Wonderful words express spiritual insight and gratitude for all God’s creation, likening it to a symphony with each creature playing its own part. Very singable. Fairly easy.
God's Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Folk style, fairly easy with limited range. Wonderful words allude to the Children of Israel’s journey, but with broader application. Delightful chorus in 6/8 which contrasts to the 4/4 verses. Audience pleaser.
God’s Allness Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
An in depth look at the nature of God with a folk-style setting. Chords included for acoustic guitar. Easy melody and accompaniment; very singable. Great solo for subject of God, Mind, God the only Cause and Creator, etc.
Gratitude Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This is a lovely, yet simple solo which allows vocal melismas giving it a slightly Irish feel. As often happens with Kardinal's music, there is a complementary counter melody in the accompaniment which makes it a beautiful pentatonic piece. Original lyrics remind us to count our blessings before they appear. This solo is perfect for Thanksgiving services. Copyright 2009.
Great Heart Of Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Another lovely traditional style solo in which the vocals (an old Scottish/Welsh hymn) are dueted with an accompaniment of Nearer My God to Thee and Yes, Jesus Loves Me. A ballad in first person tells of the “Prodigal” experience and lends itself easily to guitar accompaniment. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2008.

He Gives More Grace Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
How do you express God’s Allness and abundance? With simplicity and grace. This gorgeous new solo is melodic, easy to sing, and will fit many different lesson subjects. This may quickly become one of your congregation’s favorites. Try it with either conventional or guitar accompaniment. Either way, it’s simply beautiful.
Here Am I Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The words and music fit like a glove in this wonderful solo about obedience to God and conclude in a triumphant chorus, “On winds of inspiration, take your freedom flight. Hold Truth's mighty wing. Dominion is your right.”

Here and Now Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This is a memorable solo with soothing lyrics to bring reassurance and healing. Its beautiful melody is expertly set without too many high notes... truly performer-friendly, and the congregation will love the inspiring message by Ms. Kardinal.
I Followed Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The music of this solo reflects the rich diversity of Jesus life, from birth through Resurrection, and the first person format of the lyrics makes it a lovely ballad which is appropriate for Easter or any celebration of our Lord. “I follow, and He comforts and blesses me.”

If We Love One Another Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

We are the Sowers and Love is the Seed: This lovely poem uses the metaphor of the tree, the seeds, the fruit for the good works we must do to demonstrate the Golden Rule: by sowing seeds of Love we can heal the world. Well written, in folk-style, it lends itself to guitar accompaniment and has a beautiful melody and message. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2008.

Immanuel Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A wonderful Christmas medley incorporates O Come Emmanuel, Hark the Herald, Joy to the World set against texts from Isa.7 & 60 and Luke 2. Very dramatic but fairly easy to sing. Congregations will love it!
I'll Bear Witness Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The poem support man's purpose - to bear witness to God's power, Love, and grace. This solo, like many by this composer, has lovely counter melodies and interesting harmonies and key changes which perfectly frame the rich and meaningful message of the lyrics.

Let Your Light Shine Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Wonderful lyrics encourage us to let our light shine. The melody and counter melody are woven together with a portion of the Sermon on the Mount and a dramatic chorus. Very singable in a medium range. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2008.

Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

This is a dramatic and powerful setting of Mary Baker Eddy's poem, Love. Kardinal isn't afraid to change keys when it suits the lyrics. This solo truly flows from beginning to end. Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy. Copyright 2005.

Man is the Expression of Soul Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Fresh Mary Baker Eddy solo combines the title, the definition of man, and the scientific statement of being, all from Science and Health. Lovely flowing melody, easy to sing, limited range.
Man Lives By Divine Decree Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Here is yet another beautiful solo by Carolyn Kardinal. The range is just over an octave, fairly easy to sing, with a haunting the the listener’s ear. Inspired by a statement by as God’s beloved child, spiritually conceived.
Mother's Evening Prayer Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The beauty of this music is expressed through unusual chords and key changes to enhance the meaning of Mary Baker Eddy's poetry. Music by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2005.

One Heart, One Mind Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

This solo has a wide range, and is reminiscent in style to a piece from a Broadway musical. The lyrics - to be of one heart and one mind, to be united, and to serve God are perfectly set in this powerful solo. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2001.

Open Mine Eyes Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A new, rich, melodic interpretation of the old hymn Open Mine Eyes by Scott, this version presents a beautiful setting with lovely style and key contrasts to make this a true favorite of many congregations. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal and Charles Scott. Copyright 2005 .

O'er Waiting Harpstrings (Christ My Refuge) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A multi-textured accompaniment enhances an absolutely gorgeous melody, which again seems to fit the text perfectly. The setting is simple, yet elegant. Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy. Copyright 2005

Rabboni! Rabboni! Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This is a dramatic solo based on the account of Mary’s discovery of the empty sepulcher in the Book of John. The chorus will rock the rafters! Powerful and meaningful lyrics make this a wonderful Easter piece. Medium vocal difficulty, fairly easy accompaniment, lots of dynamic nuances make this a perfect solo for the dramatic soprano. Range is just over an octave.
Rise Up and Sing Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Joyful! Creative! This contemporary solo has been tested on all ages and has received a two‐thumbs‐up with it’s up‐tempo rhythms and Biblical text. There is even a place for the soloist to improvise a cadenza if desired. Medium difficulty, but it’s worth learning. I’ve tried it with some of my high school and college vocal students and they love it. Perfect for Thanksgiving services.
Satisfied Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

This is a lovely setting is very easy to listen to, with the accompaniment underscoring the text beautifully. Copyright 2005.

Saw Ye My Savior Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A simple, yet lovely, setting of Mary Baker Eddy's Communion Hymn, this solo always brings inspiration to a church service. Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy. Copyright 2004.

Shepherd Show Me How To Go Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

This melody, resembling a round, passing the melody between vocalist and accompaniment, begins in minor and ends with a major chord. Beautiful and quite different. Well received by congregations. Music by C. Kardinal. Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy. Copyright 2005.

Simply, More Like Thee Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The very singable melody and accompaniment, simple and direct, support the lyrics in this beautiful, heartfelt prayer to become more Christlike. yrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2005.

Sons of God Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This is an absolutely gorgeous duet between the vocalist and the accompaniment. Each part is distinctive. Vocalist must be independent. Medium difficulty. The words from I John 3 are woven with fresh lyrics to create a unique and memorable solo.
Soul's Perfection Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A gentle, yet inspiring piece, filled with reminders that we all reflect the Soul that is God.Pretty, folk style, with lovely chord structure and transitions between verse and chorus. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2007.

Stand Fast In The Lord Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

To have that mind in us which was in Christ Jesus, we must have the same love, be of one mind, and keep in thought things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely...everything that is good, so that we may stand fast in the Lord and progress spiritually. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2005.

Thanksgiving Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Powerful medley of familiar Thanksgiving melodies with new words to “We Gather Together”. Truly inspired with it’s joyful interwoven melodies. They’ll love it Thanksgiving morning!
The City Built Four Square Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
These lyrics present a wonderful spiritual insight into the City four square referenced in Revelation. Very singable melody. Moderate difficulty. Parts of the accompaniment are recognizable from the old solo “No Night There”.
The Garment Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

This solo is based on the healing of the woman who reached out and touched the hem of Jesus' garment with the sweet and precious message, “Thy faith hath made thee whole.” This beautiful setting, alternating a delicate minor accompaniment with strong major harmonies perfectly support the lovely melody and will inspire any congregation. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2009.

The Good Shepherd Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Lovely melody, changes from minor to major, perfect for the topic of Atonement or Christ Jesus. Introduction from John 10, recitative style, of medium difficulty; remainder of the song is fairly easy.
The Healing of Jarius Daughter Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Dramatic, powerful retelling of the Bible Story of raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Unforgettable chorus. One of Kardinal’s finest: very singable, moderate difficulty.
The Morning Stars Sang Together Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Wonderful, fresh lyrics on creation and man’s pre-existence based on Job 38. Easy to sing and easy accompaniment with most of the movement in left hand. Unusual but pleasing chord progression. Another congregation pleaser!
The Shoes Of The Master Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

In folk style, this solo tells of Jesus ministry and triumph, using the metaphor of shoes for His experience. Simple but effective melody with just the right amount of contrast and key change. Perfect for Easter or for celebrating the Master. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2008.

The Sower and the Seed Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Contemporary ballad based on Jesus’ parable describing the Word of God. Medium difficulty with recurring theme which ties this lovely piece together. Sure to become a favorite.
The Twenty Third Psalm Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
The White Rose Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Musically, this solo is a simple presentation of a folk-like ballad which is a metaphor for the power of Love to redeem the human self from “the thorns of hate and lust and greed”. (Some have interpreted this piece as the fall of man in the Garden of Eden and the redemption of man by the Love of Christ.) Lovely use of minor and major modes. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2005.

Thy Kingdom Come Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Uplifting, lyrical, and easy to sing setting of the Daily Prayer and quote from S&H p.248. Simple but elegant accompaniment; chords for guitarists.
Thy Will Be Done Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Heartfelt words remind us that we must relinquish human will, pride,etc. to God’s will in order to let the Light shine through us. Easy to sing, this can be performed either with guitar or keyboard accompaniment.
Tribute to Freedom Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This is the perfect medley for the 4th of July service. It combines God of Our Fathers, America the Beautiful, I Love Thy Way of Freedom, and America with the connecting thread of America the Beautiful. Powerful, but easy to sing. Your congregation will love it!
Trust In Him Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Based on Proverbs 3, the listener is admonished to “trust in Him in your darkest hour”. Reassurance is the message, set with yet another beautiful melody. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2008.

Truth And Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A simple and folk-like presentation of the verses with a dramatic chorus make this an unbelievably lovely setting of words which remind us how God's Love shelters us, and we find safety in the Truth that sets us free, no matter how the “storm may rage”. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal.

Victory Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A stunning solo, Kardinal has taken lessons from Daniel and the Lion's den, the fiery furnace, and David and Goliath and rolled them into a powerful message to “Rise in the strength of the Spirit” and “resist the enemy”. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2008.

Wheat and Tares Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A beautiful and practical application of Jesus' wheat and tares parable, using melodic portions of Amazing Grace to accompany the refrain (a portion of the Lord's Prayer) and the last verse of the solo. Moderate range, fairly easy accompaniment, medium vocal difficulty.

This solo is about Redemption, Salvation, Kingdom of Heaven.

Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Based on the familiar scripture, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty”, these fresh lyrics communicate how the Spirit speaks to us and our necessary frame of mind to hear God’s instruction. Beautifully set with gorgeous melody, moderate difficulty.
Whither Shall I Go Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

From Isa. 41, Ps.139, Rom.8 the text conveys the divine strength and love available to man through the Spirit, and that where ever we are, God is. Lovely contrasting counter melody supports classical format. Lyrics by Carolyn Kardinal. Copyright 2005.

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BIOGRAPHY

Carolyn Kardinal's musical roots are planted firmly in classical music, having studied with composer Alexander Lee Frick, a former student of Samuel Barber. She also studied voice with Maestro Franco Iglesias. After obtaining a degree in Music Education, Carolyn began her career as a teacher. She also taught herself guitar and piano, and began writing songs and musical plays for her students to perform.

Eventually combining all of her talents, Carolyn turned to writing sacred songs which she performed and recorded, and has since made numerous CDs. As these CDs were distributed around the country and abroad, Carolyn began receiving reports that her lyrics and music were having a healing effect on many listeners. Performers and audience members alike continue to find her songs to be fresh and inspiring.

Ms. Kardinal makes her home in Gresham, Oregon where she is active as a public school music teacher, a private piano teacher and voice coach.

QUOTES

" Carolyn Kardinal is a masterful composer and lyricist. Because she is a vocalist, her songs are very singable, her melodies lyrical and her songs well written." - Alexander Lee Frick, composer/concert pianist/teacher
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