Matthew Songs for Young Singers[CD]
Two energetic grannies have been collaborating to write children's Bible songs for almost 20 years. After teaching Bible lessons and singing traditional children's praise songs, Cathy and Paula volunteered to try to write songs which matched the Bible stories. Reports came from parents that their kids were singing these NEW songs day after day. Joy was so much on the rise that the two "singing teachers" went prospecting, looking through old sheet music and song books for treasured tunes to fit the feeling of each scriptural message. A divine synchronicity emerged, resulting in over 400 Bible songs, tested and approved by a generation of happy, Bible-infused children. Their first professional album was a Grammy contender in 2004, and six of their singles were on the 2005 Gospel Music Award ballot. The Songwriters Paula King (the analytical left brain) - B.A. Education/Math/English, University of North Texas. Graduate studies in Math, English, and Education. A teacher, programmer, and IRS field agent. Retired from American Airlines, where she spent 17 years as a programmer / manager / comptroller in the aircraft scheduling department. Thirteen years of formal piano instruction, including college level. Producer, Song Writer, Composer, Music Arranger. Vaccinated with a phonograph needle! Catherine Walker (the creative right brain!) - Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Houston. Thirty years experience as Graphic Designer, Typesetter, Marketing Specialist, and Publisher: Irving's Children Magazine 1994-95. Collaborated as author and illustrator on 10 children's books including puzzles, Bible stories and character. Catherine worked at American Airlines in the Interactive Marketing department on the AA.com web publishing team. Producer, Song Writer, Composer, Author. The singing comes naturally! The Matthew for Young Singers album is a subset of the full two-volume, two-hour Matthew set. These 20 are the tracks that are particularly marchable, repeatable, enjoyable for the pre-school set. Sing on!
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