Signing the Art

Artist Jay Wegter came by to sign the artwork.  I am so very grateful for the time and talent he has put into painting these works with excellence!

Jay Wegter signing the artwork

Fun fact: Instead of writing his signature with a pen, Jay actually paints his signature onto the painting. Each signature was had its own unique color palatte of paints that fit perfectly with the painting so that it wouldn’t detract from the artwork at all.

And the Magic Comes to Life!

Last night was the first full run-through of the Light Princess and the first time I had the opportunity to narrate with the orchestra.  I was (and still am) so very excited for the upcoming concertand greatly encouraged to hear how well it came together!

1st Full Runthrough of the Light Princess!

Conductor Lisa Hernacki and the orchestra family have spent hours working on the music in preparation for the upcoming outreach concert on February 27.  Last night was the first time I was able to hear my music all the way through with the orchestra and it was exciting to hear something that has been an idea for so long come to life.  It was just magical!

I hope you won’t miss the world premier of the concert and hear, for the first time, the magic come to life!

Want to see one of the paintings in person?

Through all of the promotion going out about the concert, you have probably seen pictures of Jay’s artwork.  But would you like to see one of the Jay’s paintings for The Light Princess in person? Then head on over to The Master’s College Library!

While there, you will see one of the paintings on display, learn more about George MacDonald and The Light Princess, more about the myself and the music for the concert, and more about Jay and his art and ministry. Check it out!

Display Case of The Light Princess at TMC

Meet the Author Part of TMC Display Case

Meet the Composer part of TMC Display case

Meet the Artist Part of TMC Display Case

A Lesson in Drama

I’ve posted a lot about the music and artwork for the upcoming world premier of The Light Princess and other works, however there are alot of other pieces that go into making a concert great.  One of them is the little detail of getting the narration just right to go with the music.

I have been priveleged to have drama coach Verlyn White step up to the task.  Verlyn and I have been meeting for the past few weeks to work on developing my narrating skills and really bring this story to life. Whether it is a 2 hour session on just my witch’s voice or meeting to run through the story, I greatly appreciate the time and talent this amazing woman has given!

Amy with Verlyn White

I can’t wait for you to hear the story come to life on February 27! Make sure you subscribe to keep informed!

A Story Behind the Story

Everyone loves a good, captivating story.  Seldom, though, do we ever stop to consider that each tale has a story behind the story.  Why did the author choose to write it that way?  What were his inspirations or motivations?

In light of the coming live world premiere of The Light Princess on February 27 and again on March 6, I wanted to take a moment to share with you two behind the scenes stories:  the story behind The Light Princess and the story behind why I wanted to set this magnificent work to music.

I very much appreciate my friend Abigail Beck’s expertise in helping me put this short video together.  I have so enjoyed working on this piece and I can’t wait to share it with you all!

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Lots and Lots of Music!

My family and I stayed up until after 1:00pm last night to assemble the packets of music for the instrumentalists in the upcoming T3 Concert.  Just for fun, I thought I would share the results:

The final stack of music  was nearly 5 1/2 inches tall and used about 3 reams of paper!

The weight was over 15 pounds!

The result was nearly 5 1/2 inches tall!There were 60 total packets of music for 60 musicians!

And that’s not even all of the music!!! I have two more pieces underway that will soon be added.

Keep checking back for more info!

Save the Date!!!

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I am so very excited to be able to share the premier of The Light Princess and other works in a family themed gospel concert performed live by the Grace Baptist Praise Orchestra!  The concert is entitled “T3:  Tunes, Tales, and Truths” and the theme of the concert is “stories in music.” It will be at 7:30p.m. on Friday, February 27 at Grace Baptist Church.

I am also exited to announce that my Senior Composition Recital will be held at The Master’s College on Friday, March 6 at 6:oo p.m.  This will be in partial fullfilment of my composition degree and will be an exciting night!  The Light Princess will again be performed (although in a different way from the T3 concert) as well as all new music.

Keep checking back for more details as I post about the concerts.  I look forward to seeing you all there!

It’s Finished!!!!

Conductor's ScoreI’m so excited to have finished setting George MacDonald’s book The Light Princess to music!  This project has taken me just over a year to write (in the midst of my junior year of college) and is aproximately 37 minutes long.

Just for fun, I thought you might enjoy seeing just how large this project turned out to be.  The conductor’s score was a mere 79 pages Showing partslong and, when printed, one copy of the parts used up more than a ream of paper!

This has been so much fun to write and I am so excited to share it soon! Keep checking back for more information on the premier of The Light Princess!

An Enchanted Meeting

It’s been quite a while since I have been able to post anything, but that certainly wasn’t because things weren’t busy!  While I have been incredibly busy starting work on the score for the short film My Brother, My Hero (as well as finishing the final scenes of The Light Princess), artist Jay Wegter has been hard at work adding three more paintings to The Light Princess collection.

Here’s a sneak peek of the painting where the prince and princess meet for the very first time:

 

 

Don’t forget to keep checking back for more info!