Saturday, July 17, 2010
It's been a while since I have blogged. I had a chance to visit my brother Tops in a Los Angeles hospital at the end of June as he awaits treatment for his lung cancer. It was a good visit, and very emotional for me. I will write more about that in a future blog.
What I want to share today are some videos that friends have brought to my attention. Each video is a performance of my song, "Fly Like a Bird." I have come to realize that this is probably my most popular song, but I had no idea how much it has taken flight, so to speak, around the world. God is good!
Each video has a different backstory. Some are by young people who are discovering and developing their musical talent. Others are by choirs who want to share their gifts. One notable video was filmed at a funeral. There is even a performance by a 3 year old boy! As you view each video, be sure to read the comments and background for a deeper understanding of where these artists are coming from.
Watching each video for the first time, I was humbled and amazed that a song I composed could touch so many people. I'm still not quite sure how this song fell into my lap except by the grace of God. I am grateful to all these talented musicians for their heartfelt interpretations. (Note: Some computers might need a minute for the YouTube windows to build.)
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (somewhere in California)
Funeral Mass of Oscar Torres
Solo interpretation: Robi
Lines and Spaces Music Ministry
Prince of Peace Catholic Church (Hawaii?)
Solo interpretation: Jonathan McNelis
Ukelele! Notre Dame High School, Guam
Queen of Angels Parish Choir
Gandusan (Philippines): home organ
(Click "Play" on the video player when you go to this page.)
Nolan Siguenza: 3 years old
(You have to be on Facebook to see this video)