Saturday, June 29, 2013

CD Update

Photo by Kori Wissmann for the CD project

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, 
and lean not on your own understanding. 
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths." Prov 3:5-6

This verse rings so true right now as I'm sitting here reflecting on our week.

It was crazy.
It was jam-packed.
It was good.

Every morning, we'd leave around 7:30am for the studio and arrive home by 6:30pm. Just in time to jump into the major project for the evening -- which varied from photo shoot prep, to music practice, to actual photo shoots and random planning sessions.

The Lord also surprised us by adding some very sweet, energetic little voices to our choir in the form of some dear friends of ours, the Stangl family. Their vocals were a joyful addition, as the 'little people' in our family are quickly growing into adult voices! The children's voices blended so well -- and the companionship made for a very fun recording experience. (Everything is more fun with friends, right?!)

Additionally, the 18 different instruments were such a delight! Matthias arranged the music with such variety, as fitting the various songs. The cowboy/harmonica campfire. The Hebrew tambourine. The orchestral lilt. The military march. The toe-tapping polka. Each song was so fresh, new, and....well, FUN!

And as we recorded each song; as the children sang with such energy and sweetness, the lyrics seemed to jump off the page at me. What a precious thing it is to hear children lifting their voices in praise. To hear Scripture put to song. To have truth expressed in a memorable way. We pray this will minister and be a blessing in many homes. Thank you for joining us in lifting up this project -- especially this week!

The recording is now finished and the mixing process has begun. Here are a few more pictures from the studio:

Getting set up for day #1

The ukulele -- such a great sound!

Our mini orchestra

And another great last-minute addition, played by our friend, Josiah Stangl

This little lady (age 4) has the clearest, sweetest voice you could imagine. She bravely followed her brothers and sisters into the (somewhat intimidating) studio and sang like a pro. So precious! 

Directing the sweet trio.

And these guys gave 100% energy. 
Wow. A music director's dream!

Stay tuned....

Praise the LORD! 
For it is good to sing praises to our God; 
For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
Psalm 147:1


Ryan Taylor said...

Great!! Can't wait for your new CD to come out! Keep up the good work.

His Way Services said...

The new music sounds exciting! Can't wait. Praying for you. Of course, your lively music sends my toes to tapping very often.
Others we know have also been blessed by your music. I enjoy introducing your songs to people. Your songs have blessed and ministered to our hearts very much.
We listen to your cds out on the road and really love it.
Keep serving Jesus this way.
Can't wait to hear your new one.

Rebecca K.

Anonymous said...

It must be exciting to record your own CDs. The first picture Kori took is really cute.

Alicia said...

This sounds very exciting. I'm looking forward to hearing the results.

Sarah said...

Great job you all! :) its exciting to see you working and singing together. We are really looking forward to seeing your next cd's come out! I love the first picture! so cute :)

Anonymous said...

When will the new CDs be out?

Rachel Busenitz said...

Thanks for your encouragement, everyone!

Anon - Our goal is to release the project in early August. Right now the deadlines seem a bit daunting, but we're praying it all comes together! This week we're working on mixing the sound and designing the artwork. More to come!

Elizabeth said...

So glad the recording of the CD went well! Isn't the Lord so faithful?! So excited to see the finished sounds like such an awesome, encouraging project! Blessings! <3

Annah's Blog said...

I can't wait!


Esther said...

Looks like you're having fun! Can't wait to hear it!

Anonymous said...

That's so great! I LOV TO WATCH VIDOES on YouTube of u all singing! U all sing AMAZING!
In Christ,