Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for all of you.
At the beginning of this year, I started work on a series of five video singles and the first one is ready today. I wanted to get this out for Thanksgiving because it is based on a classic hymn we enjoy at Thanksgiving (“All Creatures of Our God and King”).
This is a big departure from anything that I have ever recorded –and it is one of my favorite things that I have recorded. It is an aggressive piece of music that is largely the brainchild of Ben Botkin. I gave general ideas and wrote piano for it but the orchestration is his. The other key player was Jurgen Beck who worked his magic on mixing and mastering. This is a very challenging piece to mix.
I want to give a few thoughts about Thanksgiving and this song in a second but before I do, I want to tell you about an offer. This piece is a lot of fun to play. I am making both the track and the sheet music available within the next week and if you do one little thing for me, I will send them to you for free. All you have to do is share the video on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other social platform and then let me know you did by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “shared” as the subject line. I want many of you to have the opportunity to crank up that track and pound your piano. Just give me a week to get those to you because I need to finish transcribing what I recorded.
The five videos that I am releasing are based on five big ideas about Christianity and God that are foundational. I see these a bit as a return to the basics. This first one is about creation. It is not intended to make a point about all the things Christians argue about creation. It just celebrates the majesty of creation. That is why I titled it MasterBuilder.
Here is the video. I really want your feedback on this one. If you don’t see it below, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ9mREjxlMw