This was my from first gig as a recording engineer, Dec. 2001 - please be gentle!
We Worship You
Composition is by my friend Louis Canter, performance by the Lapeer County Concert Choir. I recorded this from the choir loft of the church they performed in - they were in the front, distance was 30-40 ft. I used 2 Shure AXS-4s (like a BG-4.1 - but a special Banjo Mart line, I think) into a VS-840. Room was REAL dry, so I added some verb.
There were some glitches in the SPDIF transfer, think I got them all, but maybe not on this version.
Louis described writing this piece shortly after the 9/11 massacre, said he was picturing the newly deceased victims lining up with the heavenly choir just in time to sing this.
This is part of a larger work, his Christmas Gloria. You can read about and hear the rest of it here.
In addition to We Worship You, I am particularly fond of "Sing a New Song" and "Lord, God", which features my good friend Anne Roszczewski (note to self - get Anne into your studio, stop putting it off!!! ). Organist on these two pieces is Dave Wigton, also a friend, and a local organbuilder.