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Five Inspirational CDs written and produced by Peter Link.

 




 

 



 

About "Shepherd"
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“Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltry and an instrument of ten strings.”
Psalm 33:2
Bobby Stanton: SHEPHERD

Solo guitar with orchestra, played by world-class guitarist, Bobby Stanton and orchestrated by Peter Link. Ten of your favorite hymns beautifully performed in new and refreshing styles. Additionally, vocalist Julia Wade joins on one of the songs and Link/Stanton also perform the beautiful Ton-y-Botel Suite for solo guitar and orchestra. The style of the CD is a mixture of folk, classical and world music providing a gentle meditational and prayerful atmosphere for the listener.

Since the days before David was king, shepherds have sat, tending their flocks, and played on their flutes and stringed instruments. We can still hear them calling to one another across continents, their music soaring into the night, conjuring up images of Galilee, Lebanon, Persia, Mesopotamia, Africa -- with the enchanting sound of lyre, harp, psaltry and lute wafting through our imaginations.

Today the tradition continues: the modern day equivalent to these ancient instruments being the six string acoustic guitar. The sound has changed ever so slightly, but the haunting ability to stir the soul remains. And so we offer you hymns of praise, songs of inspiration and music for meditation and prayer, played by a master craftsman and world-class musician, Bobby Stanton.

The hymns range from an ancient Irish melody to classical composers to early 20th century composers.

For Information on the composers of the Hymns on this album, click on the "More Info" button.


 

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About Bobby Stanton
Bobby Stanton You may have heard him featured on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" or playing in one of several Broadway musicals. You may have also caught his magical fingers strumming with the likes of Mark O'Connor, James Taylor, Richie Havens, Noel Redding, Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, Maureen Mcgovern, Donny Osmond, The Platters, Fabian, Charlie Daniels, only to name a few. In his spare time (what spare time could he possible have?) he shares his talent and technique as a teacher of guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was awarded the first ever "Ovation" Award.

 

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Listen to the Music
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HARPSTRINGS
Lyman Brackett

OH DREAMER
Traditional Irish Melody

SHEPHERD
Lyman Brackett

HIS KINGDOM IS FOREVER
Martin Luther

ALL IS WELL
Traditional Welsh Melody

CHRISTMAS MORN
William V. Wallace

MANNA
Louis M. Gottschalk

SATISFIED
Walter E. Young

POTTER
Louis Spohr

TON-Y-BOTEL SUITE
Traditional Welsh Melody

 

 

About "Upon the Mountain"
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“ Julia Wade is one of those rare and gifted crossover vocalists who can handle both worlds (Classical and Pop) with great style and grace. On top of it all, she is a singer who has the ability to get deeply into the lyric and magically inspire the listener.”
Upon The Mountain features twelve new inspirational songs performed by Julia Wade in a unique fusion of Pop, Classical and Folk textures that will appeal to and inspire all ages. Written and produced in New York City by composer, Peter Link, the CD soars with beautifully crafted melodies, inspiring lyrics taken from the Bible, with orchestra and chorus. Enjoy familiar biblical passages in a fresh new way!
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UPON THE MOUNTAIN SAMPLE MUSIC
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I WAS THERE
At the morning meal on the shores of Galilee

A HOLE IN MY LIFE
“If only I could touch just the hem of his garment…”

THE CHRIST LIVES ON
Mary at the cross

WHO ROLLED THE STONE
A children’s song

WHERE WERE YOU
Searching for God


ISAIAH 40
With Choir


GLORIA
Gloria in excelsis deo


UPON THE MOUNTAIN
With Choir

 

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About Julia Wade

JULIA WADE is a singer/actress who spans a number of different musical genres – from classical to pop. She has performed nationally and internationally in opera, cabaret, concert work, and musical theatre. On the opera stage, Julia was featured at the Rome Opera in Kurt Weill’s LADY IN THE DARK and at the Palermo Opera, where the show was televised on RAI TV throughout Italy. Julia has performed with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockheart at Carnegie Hall. She has also been a guest artist at Merkin Concert Hall and CAMI Hall in New York City. Julia's solo cabaret concerts have taken her across the country as well as numerous performances at Don’t Tell Mama, a well-known cabaret in New York City. Julia recorded her debut solo CD, The Greatest Thing In The World, with composer Peter B. Allen. Julia recently recorded 3 Broadway cast albums, POMPEII, the story of the day that Mount Vesuvius erupts, AFRICA PLUMBRIDGE, and SUNDOWN -- voted One of the Ten Best Theatrical Albums of 2004 -- the story of the historic gunfight at the OK Corral. Recently, Julia performed a song from her new CD, Upon The Mountain, on television at the 13th Annual Movie Guide Faith and Value Awards show in Hollywood. The show airs on the PAX Network. Currently, Julia holds the position as principal soloist at The First Church of Christ, Scientist (the world headquarters) in Boston, MA.

If you would like to hear Julia sing each week in the Christian Science Sunday Services Internet Broadcast, click here

To find out more about Julia please visit her website:

www.juliawade.com

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Quotes from Listeners

Thank you so much for a gorgeous album. Upon the Mountain is transcendental, enchanting, exquisite! Julia your artistry, your voice, your diction, all wonderful. Peter, your compositions are beautiful, thought-provoking, inspiring.
Karena Mendoza
Theatrical Composer, Singer/Songwriter
Chicago, IL

Upon the Mountain is wonderful!
Lee Bedient
Laguna Hills, CA

I received my CD and it is great. I cannot wait to play it for our church solo.
Kathy Sparks
Benton, KY

The CD is absolutely fabulous. I have listened to it numerous times and it just gets better and better. …I know it was a tremendous amount of work from start to finish but I'm sure you feel every minute was worth it because it is just outstanding!
Annie Layman
Westcliffe, CO

The first word that comes to my mind, when listening to Julia & Peter's music, is simply, beautiful. Then others quickly follow -- emotive, expressive, and celebrating the divine in a way that provides a deeply transforming journey to the listener.
Mindy Jostyn
Singer/Songwriter
Hudson, NY

The songs are so inspiring and each word clearly defined. We love it all!
Deendie and Ken Hack
Orinda, CA

The three CDs arrived today and I sat down immediately to listen and follow with the words to the most exquisite recording I have ever heard!… Words really fail me to tell you how moved I was. With Julia's beautiful voice and [Peter’s] background music it simply could not be improved upon.
Kathy Allison
Houston, TX

You have brought much comfort to many thru this CD.
Carley Stone
Westcliffe, CO

My favorite song is "Who Rolled The Stone."
Alex Guidos, age 9
New York, NY

Upon The Mountain was a delight to listen to… There’s a relaxed, conversational style in many of the songs which I find very effective. And [Julia’s] “classical” chops are used sparingly but also very effectively. Peter’s sensitive arrangements perfectly complement [Julia’s] more relaxed and mature presentation…and [her] interpretations enhance his compositions. Congratulations.
Jimmy Roberts
Composer of Off-Broadway's longest running revue,
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
(Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee, Best Musical Revue)
New York, NY


Well what a trip, folks! Stirring, exciting, evolved, crisp, elegant,
Big-Thinking!
Gordon Imrie
Hinsdale, IL

How blessed we are to have such beautiful contemporary music.
Keep it up.
M. L. Gustafson
Palm Desert, CA

The CD is gorgeous…and it's just what I need to be listening to right now--something uplifting, inspiring and true…Julia’s wonderful voice takes me right to the top of the mountain--to a fresh, clean space. Peter’s orchestrations sound amazing to me. I'll be listening to this CD many times over.
Karen Deamant
New York, NY


It all "works": the wonderful lyrics, the rich, inspired singing, the supportive singers and certainly the spiritual, healing "spine" that unites all the elements so well. Congratulations. It took me a few times listening before I realized I'd never heard the lyrics... all original efforts. Wow. Excellent. I really enjoyed "Who Rolled the Stone" and was delighted that you included a Chinese violin in "Upon the Mountain." I first heard the violin years ago when I visited the Bejing Symphony during a rehearsal and love the mysterious quality of it… Thanks for giving the world such love and joy!
John Holmstrom
Author (When Prayers Are Answered),
& Documentary Film Maker
Hollywood, CA

Aside from the fact that her voice is lovely and the music is so good, Julia enunciates so that you can understand the words. That is something I can't seem to do when I listen to much of the current music. It seems as though most singers do not know how to sing so that you can understand them. On the other hand, perhaps they don't have much to say, so it really doesn't matter. I particularly liked "A Hole in My Life" and" Who Rolled the Stone."
Arlene Stauder
St. Louis, MO

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About "Coming Home"
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During the year before she passed on, Mindy Jostyn spent much of her time working on a new solo CD called "Coming Home" which was relased October of 2005. Like "in His eyes", "Coming Home" is a collection of non-denominational "folk hymns".

Produced and orchestrated by Peter Link, it's flavored with musical influences from around the world and features Jostyn on lead vocals, all of her instruments, and a host of guest artists.


 

About "The Jenny Burton Experience"
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“A glorious explosion of sound that embraces everyone in a ‘Hallelujah’ of  harmonies.
...a roller-coaster ride through R&B, pop and gospel.”

Wayman Wong,
New York Daily News



 

Mind Fire
“ Julia Wade’s IN SILENCE
is spectacular”

HealingMusic365.com

Because of unprecedented demand from fans and friends, who wanted to hear more of this kind of music, this CD is now available to you!

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Mind Fire Song List

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1. FREE
sung by The Jenny Burton Experience


2. THE RIVER * [Title song from the musical] -- sung by Jenny Burton

3. IN SILENCE

sung by Julia Wade


4. REVELATION** [From “The River”]
sung by The Jenny Burton Experience

5. SWEET PURITY

sung by Peter Link


6. PURPOSE***
sung by Jenny Burton

7. A STILL SMALL VOICE [ Live from “The River” at Lincoln Center]
sung by Debra Byrd

8. MAKING EVERY MOMENT COUNT

sung by The Jenny Burton Experience


9. TAKE ME UP [Live from “The River”, The Promenade, NYC ]
sung by Jenny Burton and Cast

10. SATISFIED****

sung by Jenny Burton


11. STEP INTO THE DAWN
sung by The Jenny Burton Experience

12. THIS IS ALL I ASK [ Live from “The River” at Lincoln Center]
sung by Lawrence Hamilton

13. WHO WILL HEAL THE WORLD
sung by The Jenny Burton Experience

 

* Nigerian translation by Baba Olatunji
** Lyrics by Saint John
*** Music by H. Walford Davies / Lyrics by Arthur C. Ainger
**** Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy


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