ANNOUNCING MY NEW ALBUM

I recently finished recording my new album in the Scottish Highlands. It is now in post-production, and I can't wait to share it with you! The album is called Songs of the Summer Realm, and it is Celtic fusion in style. It will take listeners into the world of King Arthur, showing him to us as a true model of the Servant Leader--a leader who has much to teach us in the twenty-first century. Although Songs of the Summer Realm will be my third album, it will be my first featuring primarily my own original music. I also wrote some of the lyrics, though many come from familiar Arthurian legends. As an added bonus, I will be singing several pieces of Scottish Gaelic mouth music. I can't wait to perform these live!

The idea of the Summer Realm itself comes from the Arthurian world of Steven Lawhead's http://www.stephenlawhead.com/Pendragon Cycle http://www.stephenlawhead.com/the-pendragon-cycle
These are some of my favorite books; you really should check them out. I cannot thank Mr. Lawhead enough for his kind permission to use his title, and some copyrighted excerpts from his books, which I have used as lyrics for several of the songs. I also set to music G.K. Chesterton's poem, "The Myth of Arthur."
http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/arthur.html
An excerpt from "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" provides the lyrics of "Christmas at Camelot," and Alfred Tennyson's Idylls of the King is the basis of two more songs.

 

 

 

Jessica gives recitals, master classes, and lectures throughout the United States and internationally and shares the culture of life through collaborative performances with instrumentalists, dancers, visual artists and others.

For more information about bringing Jessica to your parish, university, or community , or to find out how Jessica can perform with your opera company or orchestra, contact Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, (734) 665-4029, glpaaoffice@greatlakespaa.org.

 

 

Songs of the Summer Realm

Songs of the Summer Realm Kickstarter Project

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