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Desert Sea

By Deborah Johnson

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Piano/Vocal/Chords, SATB - Intermediate
Composed by Deborah Johnson. Contemporary Christian, Gospel, Spiritual, Praise & Worship, Smooth Jazz. Sheet Music Single. 12 pages. Published by DJWorks Music (S0.73947).

Item Number: S0.73947

Based on Jeremiah 17:7-8, Desert Sea, arranged SATB, is a new spiritual song by Deborah Johnson. It has been performed with large and small choirs, as well as a solo. This song is a great addition to most any church or inspirational event. Download available 8-17-15 at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/deborahjohnson15. 12 pages, including cover. View at: http://youtu.be/3Yj-cBS2Ets.Deborah originally wrote this song, performing it as a solo at many events, then arranged it for choir when attending graduate school at Long Beach State University, studying under Frank Pooler who worked with the legendary music group, The Carpenters. The University Choir and band performed Desert Sea, along with other arrangements by Deborah. Deborah then included her choral arrangement in her Master’s Thesis, which traced the history of Spirituals and Gospel songs and their influence on modern jazz. Deborah’s original arrangement was modeled after a popular Christian artist at the time, Keith Green, with driving eighth notes throughout. (you can find it in the LBSU Archives!) The current updated arrangement has been re-worked, as it alternates between 3-4 and 4-4 time, feeling like 7-4. Deborah and her son, David, perform all the vocals on this recording.Deborah Johnson is not only a headliner artist, but speaker, author, composer and educator with a Master of Arts degree in composition and arranging. In the past years, she has been up for multiple Grammy Awards for her original songs, arrangements and albums. With over two dozen albums, three full-length original musicals with National Distribution and several books under her belt, these all make Deborah a part of a unique group of women entertainers and composers in the world. She has also been one of the first-call pianists for Disney for a number of years. Deborah is also a long-distance runner; she runs her businesses, her home and keeps up with three amazing sons and a husband.Music and Lyrics by Deborah Johnson. (ASCAP) Basic production and piano tracking by Deborah. All vocals by Deborah and David Johnson. Additional production, guitars and bass by Michael Ferenci. Recorded at Ferenci Studios, Silverlake, CA.

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