Archive for the 'Music' Category

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Recording

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

CD cover image

Back in January of 2010 my daughter Eleanor was born.  Amidst the excitement of labor and delivery I had a previous commitment to provide recording services for a concert of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performing at the Harlen Adams Theatre on the campus of Chico State.  The day after Eleanor was born I loaded into the theatre with fourteen microphones and a few direct lines.  We recorded 16 channels of audio on a double system: one computer and one “Radar” for backup.  Dr. Kathleen McGuire conducted the 100 member chorus to a capacity crowd.  Everything was originally recorded at 24/96.  Mark Speer mixed and Ashley Moore (AMOR Music Productions) mastered the project.

Here are some samples of the recording, the CD is out of print but the full recording seems to be available on Amazon and Spotify.

Make Your Own Kind of Music/New World Coming (Excerpt)

My Rising Up (Excerpt)

California Here I Come (Excerpt)

All samples are property of Golden Gate Performing Arts Inc. and used with permission.

Tree Lighting in Chico

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Happy Holidays (Chico State Brass Band & Vocal Duet @ Enloe Hospital Tree Lighting):

Saint Mark’s Pipe Organ, Baltimore

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
St. Marks Organ Pipes Baltimore, MD

Several years ago I was asked to record the new Patrick J. Murphy and Associates organ at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baltimore Maryland.  It was up the street from where I was living at the time so I was happy to oblige.  James Harp is a fantastic organist and music director for this small congregation, as you’ll be able to hear on the samples below.  These tracks were recorded with an ORTF microphone pattern, Schoeps MK21, Sound Devices 744T.

Improvisation on Judas Maccabaeus 3:36 James Harp, organist and composer
Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde 8:48 Organist: James Harp, Composer: Richard Wagner
Froberger’s “Preludium in d minor” 3:13 James Harp, organist

All tracks posted with permission: copyright (c) 2010 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Baltimore