Songs of Joy & Comfort
About the CD "Songs of Joy and Comfort" is a collection of original songs for the Native American flute that reflect the joy and comfort of God's presence in our lives. Some songs tell a story, others create an emotional feeling, while others create an environment for meditation and transformation. All of the songs are spiritually based and generally fall into the categories of joy, comfort and reflection. The text to the hymn "His Presence Abides" can be found on the back side of the front cover. It is my hope that as you listen to these songs, you will be refreshed and at peace, knowing that God's loving grace is with you always. About the Composer and Performer: David Claude Rogers, musician, composer and lecturer received his degrees in Music Education and Performance from the University of Michigan and held various teaching, perfomance and administrative positions in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. In addition to providing music programs (vocal, piano and Native American flute) to long-term care facilities, he and colleague Jacqueline Bess Weaver, a specialist in dementia care, are co-founders of the company 'Music from the Heart.' The company specializes in developing 'Music Stimulation Programs' for the elderly that incorporates therapeutic products, ideas and techniques for the benefit of persons diagnosed with dementia and other forms of physical and cognitive decline.