Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sneak peek present

For several years in a row now, my sisters and I have made a Christmas cd for my parents. Some of my favorite memories with those girls are from the crazy late hours we spent inventing new harmonies, selecting songs, and finalizing these cds. We've recorded everywhere from the Cannon Center conference room at BYU to an HFAC practice room, my apartment at Timp Gateway to Christie's bedroom in Cypress, TX.

Then those girls moved away, one to Houston and the other to LA, and I've missed them. Fortunately, Ryan's now joined in the fun, bringing some serious creativity and talent to the table, and together we composed last year's album.

Here's a sneak preview of this year's album, starring a special guest on lead vocals (ok fine, all vocals). Mom and Dad, we'll love you forever. This is for you!

Ave Maria,
with me at the piano (the only mistakes you'll hear),
Ryan on guitar and symphony (also composed by him),
and the very talented Christie Salazar on vocals


talida said...

Oh my. That was truly beautiful and moving. Your parents are so blessed!

judy said...

Wow! What a beautiful surprise!! How'd you manage that with Christie hundreds of miles away? If that's a preview, I can't wait for the rest ... and I agree with talida - we are so blessed. Thank you, thank you so much!

Elisa said...

Lisa, this is lovely. Christie has a gorgeous voice! Is she a vocal performance major?

Julie said...

Beautiful! Absolutely Beautiful!!!

lisa said...

Thanks! I'll be sure to pass the compliments along to Christie (who is, Elisa, a music education major)