Category Archives: Art Songs

When I Set Foot in Heaven

How about something lively to brighten your day? How about “When I Set Foot in Heaven” … an old fashioned gospel sound featuring Joe Baque on piano, Rainey Burson on vocals and Cary Black on bass. Lyrics and music by … Continue reading

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Life’s A Gift

They say “life’s a gift.” Here’s our short response … voiced by Ched Miller, words and music by Joe Illing. It’s a “gift” to you! Hope you enjoy! … ©2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhKAzyhJbEE p.s. please feel free to share

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DOTS

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At long last it’s almost time to bid winter adieu and welcome spring with its lengthening days, the singing of visiting birds and the blossoming of new life in all its miraculous forms! Click on the link below for my … Continue reading

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The Puget Belle

On this first day of 2021, here’s an art song to help you cast off the trials and tribulations of the old year. It’s voiced and produced by the inimitable Ched Miller. We hope you enjoy the very best in … Continue reading

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At the Ocean’s Edge

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Ah, remember those carefree seaside days? Hopefully this will jog a memory or two for you. It’s a poem I wrote set to a music by Mozart, voiced and produced by that incomparable voice artist Ched Miller. We hope you … Continue reading

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SHE’S GONE

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Recently a very close friend of mine lost a child. Such grievous loss is difficult to understand and lasts for a long, long time. I do know, however, that shared sorrow can lessen the pain, if only in small measure. It … Continue reading

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Time Shall Set You Free

Renowned voice-artist Ched Miller (Ordinary Moments, Coco) both produced and read the song in a bravo performance. We sincerely hope you find it worth your while. Feel free to share if you care to! So click on the link and have a listen:

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I LOVE YOU, an art song

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I Love You © is about my grandparents whom I loved dearly. After grandpa died, grandma told me she’d decided to follow him. As she saw it, now that he was gone she might as well go too. She’d made up … Continue reading

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COCO

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This post is about  a dog named Coco. Years ago his owner, John, would exercise him on the fairways of the Olympia Country and Golf Club. My golfing buddies and I had a special affection for them … there’s just … Continue reading

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Come Summer

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Here’s another seasonal poem from Joe’s Art Songs catalogue. I’m improvising on my guitar while reciting my poem … then I call it an Art Song! Hope you like it, and hope you’re staying safe! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND … Continue reading

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