Your Inspirational Song of the Week
May 28 - June 3, 2019
I Run to the Rock (Suite)
Performed by Jenny Burton
Music and Lyrics by Steve Okwor
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Listen to the Music!
I Run to the Rock (Suite), a paean to the strength and reliability of God, came about through a unique collaboration between Steve Okwor, Peter Link, and Jenny Burton. The history of its evolution follows:
A WMU gifted student brings an inspired lyric and a haunting melody to his teacher. The teacher, recognizing the beauty of the creation, jumps on board the process and adds the musical arrangement, the orchestration, the production to the moment. Then the teacher turns to the perfect WFM artist to sing the song. Not only does she sing the song fulfilling the student’s imagination, but she also takes it a few steps forward with improvisational ideas based upon the themes of the student that take the song to new plateaus. The teacher dives in again with more arrangement, orchestration, production and the song evolves from song to suite.
“In music, a suite (pronounced ‘sweet’) is a collection of short musical pieces which can be played one after another. The pieces are usually dance movements. The French word ‘suite’ means ‘a sequence’ of things, i.e. one thing following another. In the 17th century many composers such as Bach and Handel wrote suites.”
In the 21st century, student Steve Okwor, a Christian Science nurse from Nigeria, collaborated with teacher, Peter Link, from St. Louis, and artist Jenny Burton from The Bronx to create “I Run to the Rock (Suite)”.
About the Artist
Jenny Burton is an amazing Gospel vocalist whose career has spanned several decades. She has sung all over the world both as a solo performer and with The Jenny Burton Experience.
Produced almost exclusively by Peter Link, she has had a long and varied career as both a Dance Music/R&B artist and a Gospel artist. A consummate performer, Ms Burton has thrilled and inspired audiences around the world with her inimitable style of tear down the house energy and commitment.
Find Out More About The Artist and the Music!
"How lucky to come across the beautifully sung Jenny Burton Experience. A superslick, pop-gospely entertainment, the Experience stars the sleek but fiery Burton. The nine-voice choir behind her is so pristine it sounds like it's been remixed and mastered in advance." -Michael Musto, The Village Voice