A new Christian musical, Standin' On The Mountain, has been written by Sharon Kay Chatwell. Music and Lyrics by Sharon Kay Chatwell. Arranged and Orchestrated by Nathan James Larsen. © 2004, Sharon Kay Chatwell.
I hope that you will enjoy watching this video which gives a quick peak at several of the original songs from Standin' On The Mountain.
The play is not available for production or distribution yet. We are busily finishing up the last few songs and perfecting the script.
But I am hopeful that we will be able to have it produced locally soon, which would allow us to make sure everything is just right before releasing it publicly.
Please pray that things will go well as we continue working on Standing On The Mountain. I believe it will be a blessing to others, as it has been a blessing to me.
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You will see 8 different songs from the musical showcased here. Before each one there is a bit of information as to how it fits in with the story.
If you would like to sample the songs, you can find their beginnings at these points.
(To hear the explanations, start a little before these points.)
I hope you will enjoy this video of the screening of several original songs from Standing on the Mountain.
To view the video in Full Screen Mode, click on the Full Screen emblem on the Lower Right-Hand corner of the video screen.
Please note that you will not be able to download the video or to share it on other websites.
If you know of someone you'd like to share it with, please send them a link to this webpage. Here is the direct link to this page:
I would very much like to have your feedback.
Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the submission form located here.
If you would limit your remarks to what you think of the music itself, I would appreciate it. There were some technical difficulties with things like sound and video recording of which we are well aware... actually I'm just glad to have a copy!
However, I would like to know if you think the music honors God, and if you think it would be worthwhile to put on an actual performance.
Also, please let me know if you have a favorite song, and if so, which one it is.
The screening was done so that we could hear the songs played through for the first time. So exciting!
Thank you for your input! God bless you!
As you will see from the video, this has been a long process. God gave me these songs and I've written them down as best I can, especially since I don't read music very well, or play an instrument.
I'm indebted to Mr. Nathan Larsen for doing the arrangements and the orchestrations, so that real musicians can actually play this lovely new music. (Thank you, Nathan!)
I would also like to thank the musicians and vocal artists who participated in the Screening. You will find all of their names listed in the credits at the end of the video.
And, of course, I want to thank my family and friends; especially my children and my husband, Rick, who have all believed in this project and encouraged me every step of the way.
I have often asked myself, "Why me?" If God was going to give this music and the story to someone, why did He choose me? The answer, of course, is that I don't know.
It occurs to me that if God can bring music to the world through me, with as few gifts as I have in that area, He can do anything through anyone.
I believe the fact that He has used me is a great testimony to His power.
Whatever the reason, I appreciate it. These songs have encouraged and comforted me for many years. And now I hope, by sharing them with others, that they will encourage and comfort them as well.
With love in Christ,