I thought you might be interested in how this song was created. A number of years ago I was listening to an Amy Grant Christmas album and heard a song performed primarily by bagpipes entitled “Highland Cathedral”. I was so moved by the music that I was inspired to write some lyrics to it. I discovered that the tune was written by two German composers, Michael Korb and Ulrich Roever, and that the publishing rights were held by Universal Music in Germany. I sent the publisher my lyrics and was surprised that they sent me a contract for the publishing rights to my song.
Meanwhile, I learned of a talented music producer in Nashville, TN – Larry Hall – and for a reasonable fee he produced this version of my song. It begins with bagpipe music and then transitions into male and female vocals, full orchestration, and a dramatic climax. It would be an appropriate choice for an Easter or Christmas anthem, but because it deals with the Christian story starting with creation and moving to the fall, the incarnation, the crucifixion, and the resurrection (all in less than 3:30 minutes), it could really be used any time of the year.
Just recently I discovered that I could make my song available online via iTunes, Amazon Mp3 and others and so (drum roll please) here it is! Just go to the top of this page and click on “Preview – Download” and then follow the directions on that page. Once you’re there you can preview it before you buy so I hope you’ll at least give it a listen and let me know what you think.
Also, for those of you who might want to sing it in your church, I’ve also made just the intrumental track available so you can use in karaoke style. Just click on the”lyrics” above to get the words.
To God alone be the glory!