So I feel like I've arrived as a musician: I've been paid to write music to accompany someone else's lyrics. It was a pleasure to work with Dr. Carmine Macedonio of St. Andrew's Parish in Cape Coral.
I was commissioned to write a light, catchy melody to go along with his lyrics, intended for CCD classes for 5th/6th graders. It was really a fun challenge, to work with someone else's words. Usually, I have an organic system for writing music. I compose the lyrics and melody as a cohesive whole. So the challenge of writing a melody apart from the process of composing the words was a new effort for me. And I was very happy with the product.
You can listen to the full track by clicking on the title "We Love To Sing," found in my audio player on the right side of this site. Enjoy this first of hopefully many collaborated efforts!
To God be the glory.