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Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

Please enjoy reading our Submissions Director, Amy Duncans latest update on all things DSM and WFM! And now ... heres Amy!

The brand new issue of Solo Thoughts is now available with lots of goodies to help you pick and choose your solos for this quarter.

We have a new section, Solo Thoughts Instrumentals, which includes suggestions for preludes, postludes, and offertories. Instead of including it at the end of the issue, it now has its own PDF to make it easier for those who are interested in instrumental selections for Christian Science services. So now you’ll be getting three PDF: Solo Thoughts, Solo Treasures, and ... Solo Thoughts Instrumentals!

Also, all the descriptions of the music are in the process of being rewritten for clarity and insight. These are about 70% completed as o this writing.

As always, we have included Solo Thoughts News and Notes with this quarter. It includes out FAQ column as well.

If you haven’t heard about the Solo Thoughts Community on Facebook, check it out! It’s a friendly, fun, and informative place to meet with other soloists, instrumentalists, music committee folks, and sacred music enthusiasts in general. Click Here to Join.

As always, the 4th Quarter issue of Solo thoughts offers lots of suggestions for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so you can start planning early!

Our featured composer is Ron Di Salvio, and speaking of Christmas music, we’re offering a free sheet music download from Ron’s Twenty-Four Days of Christmas – just look at the Composer Spotlight and scroll to the bottom! It’s a gift from us to you, your church musicians and your congregation!

To get your copy of Solo Thoughts, Click Here.

And now, a little philosophical musing, inspired by Peter Link’s September Dear Friend column:

I recently ran across this definition of the word harmony: “Completeness and perfection resulting from diversity in unity.” I like to think of our Watchfire Music composers as a unified group, a harmonious tribe, if you will. And yet each one has her or his own unique voice. So we could say that our composer tribe is a good example of “diversity in unity.”

Some folks think that music is the most spiritual of all art forms, because it comes from a divine source. If this is the case—and I believe it is—then there’s absolutely no end to the wonderful, fresh, new music that can be created. “O sing unto the Lord an new song” sang the Psalmist (Ps 96:1). And there will always be a new song—there will always be new beauty, harmony, rhythm, tone, and melody, because their source is inexhaustible.

So we invite you, the potential Watchfire Music composer, to show us what you’ve got! Whatever it is, it’s uniquely yours, and it may be just the right thing for our site. Please contact me, Amy Duncan, and tell me about yourself and the music you write, whether it’s vocal or instrumental.

It’s a real privilege to write, sing, or play inspirational music. In the words of Brazilian singer, guitarist, and composer Rosa Passos:

It’s very important for us, as missionaries of music, to always be certain that music is from God and that we are only instruments, channels. We have to be humble, kind, joyful, and always sing with our hearts! Long live God, long live music, and let’s be happy that we are part of this illumined universe! We should thank God every day of our lives for this beautiful opportunity to make music!


Julia Wade
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WHAT'S NEW

  The new 4th Quarter Solo Thoughts has arrived!
08/21/14
     The new Solo Thoughts is chock full of fresh ideas for your church solos, and now has a brand new Instrumental Section - the place to go for preludes, postludes, and offertories! You can purchase the new 4th Quarter Solo Thoughts here...
  Throwback video of "Hair" in 1969!
07/23/14
     In 1969, The Ed Sullivan Show introduced the breakthrough musical “Hair” that changed the face of Broadway. That performance featured our own – CEO and Creative Director, Peter Link, who at the time was playing one of the leading roles in the Broadway production. Watch the video here!
  Welcome new artist Richie Abanes!
07/22/14
     A pop/easy listening singer and songwriter with a background in acting, dancing and choreography, Richie, who is also a worship leader, brings to WFM his new CD, There is a God—a heartfelt selection of songs that reach the soul with a healing touch.
  Six new titles from Elizabeth Ragsdale!
07/07/14
     Composer Elizabeth Ragsdale writes fresh, original themes and variations on hymns in a variety of styles, from classical to jazz to folk and Latin. Check out her new ones here.
  Two new albums from Ron Di Salvio
06/18/14
     Superb pianist/composer Ron Di Salvio flexes his classical muscles with two new recordings, Allegro, improvisations and arrangements from the Suzuki Violin and Piano Method; and a beautiful selection of solo piano Christmas songs, The Twenty Four Days of Christmas.
  Welcome new composer Kate Lawson Gould!
06/11/14
     Kate, who lives in Australia, comes from a theatrical family, and is an accomplished composer who writes for orchestra, piano, and voice. She started out as a performer, then moved into directing and teaching, and now devotes her time to composing. You can listen to and buy her music here.
  Country western composer Mary March joins our composer tribe!
06/11/14
     Mary's heartfelt sacred songs are inspired by her life on the ranch, where she says she feels closer to God when she's surrounded by the land. Many of her songs were composed during hours of driving her tractor. Check out Mary's songs here.
  Nitya Thomas Debut CD Available Now!
05/30/14
     Nitya Thomas’s new CD, Awakenings, produced and orchestrated by Peter Link is now available here. Nitya, who hails from Bangalore, India, recently won the soloist position at First Church of Christ, Scientist, NYC. Graduated only a year ago from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan, she is well on her way to a splendid career in music.
  New CD From Rebecca Minor — Available Now!
05/20/14
     Chasing Light, Rebecca Minor’s first CD, is a 5-song EP of inspirational songs penned, orchestrated, and sung splendidly by this fast-rising chanteuse. Chasing Light details the every day struggles of self discovery. Co-produced by Rebecca and Peter Link, and available here.
  WFM Signs 12-Year Old Boy to Recording Contract!
05/20/14
     Noah Marlowe, Broadway actor and singer extraordinaire has just signed a recording contract with Watchfire Music. Noah, who is presently appearing in Moss Hart’s Act I production at Lincoln Center, will begin working on his first album this summer. Look for it to debut Christmas, 2014. Peter Link is the producer.
  Solo Thought – Free Inspirational Song of the Week
05/15/14
     Each week you’ll receive in your email a WFM single song inspired by the sermon of the week. Listen any time, all week, for free. To sign up now. Just follow this link.
  Miracle Of Faith – New CD – Available Now!
05/15/14
     An Orchestral Suite with Three Voices – Julia Wade, Peter Link, Noah Marlowe with Music and Lyrics by Peter Link and Dora Redman. The Miracle of the Two Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread set in a Musical of the Imagination on CD. Learn more!



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