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Julia Wade & Jenny Burton: “A Walk in the Snow”

Your Inspirational Song of the Week

January 21 - January 27, 2020

A Walk in the Snow

from

Duets - Woman 2 Woman

Performed by Julia Wade & Jenny Burton
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link

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A Walk in the Snow is a melancholic and wistful duet performed by Julia Wade & Jenny Burton, from Julia’s album Duets – Woman 2 Woman, featuring a wide variety of women and thus a wide variety of musical styles. Composer and producer Peter Link gives us the touching story behind this duet:

“Julia’s mother, Gerry, had moved on. We got the news past midnight and went to bed numb and knowing that she was, is and always will be in God’s hands. We woke up the next morning to a huge, but gorgeous snow storm that brought us close to three feet of powder.

“We crawled through the day feeling all the things that most people feel on these saddest of days. About 4:00 in the afternoon, when the snow had lessened, but still softly fell, we thought it might be a good idea to get out and take a walk in the forest that is just a block and a half from our home.

“We bundled up and stepped out into a white world – white ground, white air and white sky. It was pure and enchanted. The snow hung on the trees caked impossibly on the branches. There was no wind, no sound, no people. Our breath simply added to the whiteness that surrounded us.

“There was a path, drifted, but traversable. The quiet, the light, and the gently falling snow was absolutely magical.

“We walked in silence, alone in our thoughts.

“As we came up the path on a gentle rise, we came upon a grove of young saplings. Though it was the dead of winter, it seemed as if no one had told these youngsters to drop their leaves, so they still carried them on their branches. The leaves had turned, not red or brown, but golden. So there we were in an alabaster and golden forest. It was breathtaking.

“We walked. Occasionally we talked – mostly about Gerry. At times we felt her with us. At other times Julia was alone – like never before in her life.

“When we got home, the daylight too had passed away. I retired into my thoughts and memories of this perfect experience and wrote the lyrics to this song.

“In the recording of the song, I replaced myself with Jenny Burton who had also recently lost her mother. It’s a perfect match for a duet about the loss and acceptance of that loss and the holding on to the memories of a loved one.”

About the Artists

Julia Wade has performed nationally and internationally as a concert artist, as well as in opera, cabaret and musical theatre, including The Rome Opera and Carnegie Hall. As a recording artist, Julia is truly at home in the studio with no less than 14 solo CDs under her belt . The 14th is her new Christmas CD, “Julia Wade and Friends,” including classics each done in a new and original way – solos, trios and quartets!  Click here for more on Julia.

Jenny Burton is an amazing Gospel vocalist whose career has spanned several decades. She has sung all over the world as both as a solo performer and with The Jenny Burton Experience. Click here to discover more about Jenny.

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"Right to the heart. Just MASTERFUL musicianship. Refined. Pure. Magical." -Julie Gold, Songwriter of From A Distance
"A glorious explosion of sound that embraces everyone in a "Hallelujah" of harmonies..." -Wayman Wong, New York Daily News

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2 thoughts on “Julia Wade & Jenny Burton: “A Walk in the Snow”

  1. What a lovely touching and poignant story….

    1. Thank you so much, Lorna. This song is incredibly meaningful to my life and Peter and Jenny brought their particular great gifts to this song. It was very healing for me to record.

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