From My Heart To Yours
A short devotional for church musicians from the pen of
Rev. Bryan Jeffery Leech
December 1, 2007
The Grand Miracle
Every now and then, a music publisher calls me and asks me to create a lyric for another writer or to provide him with words and music for a ballad, a carol, a cantata or some seasonal worship materials.
What usually happens is that these compositions are written out of season so that the finished work will be ready for choirs to rehearse in the fall ready for performances in late December. I remember writing my first children’s book, which had an Irish setting and a Christmas sequence, in the heat of August in Palm Springs. Maybe a trip to Ireland would have been preferable, but somehow the physical contrast between California and the Erin Isle seemed to aid our creativity. Similarly, there’s something good about listening to Christmas music and creating when you’re freed up from all the excessive seasonal customs that create usual Christmas atmosphere.
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