My friend Dave Stuntz of Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC is planning to use my Psalm 127 song “Rest in the Lord” this Sunday and asked if I had a demo he could play his musicians. Indeed, I did not. I have a video of me yacking about the song in a Calvin new song chapel, and though I do play the song at the end of the video, it’s not something I would put my own musicians through, never mind Dave’s musicians.
So I decided to take the opportunity to record a quick demo of the song. It was going to be strictly a one-take affair, but you know how it goes: a cord crackles, it feels empty without the bass, boy it could really use a shaker and some background vocals…
This is also a good opportunity to update the music. I’ve made a few small changes recently, so if you have an older version of the song destroy it without delay and download the new new PDFs of the leadsheet or vocal/piano score.
Then we’ll wait for a report from Dave about how it went, and maybe he’ll even be willing to share a recording from their service.