Bible-Let's Sing About the Book We Love!
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 600 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. ELEVEN songs were on the ballot for 'Most Inspirational Single' of 2006!!! 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 a major airline, 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 a major airline in the Interactive Marketing department on the AA.com web publishing team. Producer, Song Writer, Composer, Author. The singing comes naturally! The BIBLE This album of THIRTY-TWO all new songs is in response to our customers! The goal is to inspire an appreciation for the Bible, with elementary-age appropriate information. Parents especially asked for songs to learn the names of the 66 books of the Bible - done; in fact, with three different tunes plus two spoken rhythmics! Genre: FoCoClasEra. - lots of folk, a little country, a smattering of classical, and once in a while opera sneaks in, but don't tell the little boys. These original, refreshing songs emphasis what the Bible is (God's speaking) and why we read it (our necessary food). Scripture references are from both Old and New Testaments. Tunes vary from "Oh, For 1,000 Tongues", "Brahms' Lullaby", 'Sloop John B', 'Pachebel's Canon in D', and "Twinkle, Twinkle" (actually a Haydn melody). Parents will not get tired of it in the car, and children will be singing it over and over!