I’m beginning to think I have OCD: Obsessive Compositional Disorder. I just can’t say no to a compositional challenge. Take this one that arrived in my email inbox Friday night:

TV series needs CHILDREN’S CHOIR religious and “early to rise” theme music.
1) Songs such as “Jesus Loves me” but very unpolished sounding, sung by a children’s choir. It’s supposed to sound like a small group of kids are singing this – impromptu – in the background of an auditorium.
2) We are also looking for more children’s choir hymns. Any religious songs you have sung by children are welcome. They really want a song about “early to rise..” or “getting up in the morning”  or “morning prayer”.  Any kind of rise and shine theme’s.

I knew I could come up with something for that, so I set to work and had a song finished by the end of the evening. Saturday morning I spent a few hours recording some basic tracks and I prepped them for mixing later that night. The next morning I got up early and laid down some bass tracks before church, and today I finished a rough mix. Wednesday night I’ll add the COS Youth Choir, and who knows? Maybe we’ll end up on a TV show!

But if you can’t wait until then, you can listen to an MP3 of the rough mix.

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3 Responses to OCD?

  1. Amy says:

    Are those little baby Gregs singing?

  2. gregscheer says:

    Good ear! It’s amazing what you can do with falsetto and electronically tweaking the formants.

  3. Amy says:

    Not that I’m interested in having any little baby Gregs running around, if you get me. Two–three, depending on how you count them–are enough, thank you.

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