Approximately 6 years ago, Jerah and I recorded a simple album entitled “Prayer / Worship”. The purpose behind it was to provide an instrumental soundtrack for personal devotional/prayer time. We made it available at The Church at Chapelhill and for the most part received very good response. Since then we’ve heard of a number of churches that have used it for corporate prayer gatherings.
Last week at Chapelhill was designated as Chapelhill Prayer Week. Over 1400 people joined us throughout the week at our Douglasville campus and on our internet campus. I jumped on the opportunity to record another piano/instrumental album for the week of prayer.
Last week I had a number of people ask if they could get a copy of the music that was played during the week of prayer. So here it is. We decided to make it available via download.
Here’s the LIVE performance of “God Is Not Dead” from Easter Sunday 2011.
A few months ago Tony Sutherland and I were talking over iChat and he shared with me a new song he had just written. He played it for me and I immediately asked if we could arrange it and perform it on Easter. He graciously allowed us and sent me his original demo track that was recorded on his iPhone on the piano.
About the performance:
For months I’ve been wanting to use a small drum-line or something similar in a special feature song. When I heard “God Is Not Dead” and the build from the bridge to the end of the song, I thought this would be a good song to give the “drum-line” a chance.
I took the original demo and scratched out the arrangement in Logic and recorded the demo/rehearsal track for Jerah and the band. I tracked the drums and all the instruments in Logic using virtual instruments in Logic and Reason. The next morning I had Jerah record a scratch vocal (which is what is on the demo) in our kitchen. Ha.
The live performance turned out better than we could have planned.
A few months ago a good friend of mine, Tony Sutherland sent me a new song he had written. When I heard it I immediately asked him if we could do it for Easter.
My wife Jerah and I recorded this rehearsal demo a couple weeks ago and so I thought I’d share it.
Who knows, there may be someone out there looking for a last minute song for Easter. Contact me if you’re interested in the mp3 or a chart.