“Liam’s Song (The Birth)” :: Today’s Free .mp3

Liam’s Song (The Birth) is a Celtic lullaby and the third in a trilogy of three songs for my three boys: Kyle, Aaron and Liam. My wife Le-Anne and I have had the privilege of seeing each one come into the world – such an incredible miracle! As a dad, I can perhaps (in a small way) identify with the birth of the baby Jesus – his humanity.

Liam, our youngest, was a “planned” c-section birth. Minutes before Le-Anne went into the operation (delivery) room I captured the sound of Liam’s heartbeat in the womb via video camera – such an incredible sound that made it into the percussion track – perfectly in time with the beat of the music. Listen closely … you will hear it in the middle bridge section under the bass solo. This song is an expression of worship to God for the gift of life in our children and the humanity of the birth of another son, the baby Jesus :: “God in the flesh”, the greatest gift of all!  Enjoy today’s download.

GLORY :: “Liam’s Song (The Birth)”

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“Glory” – The free .mp3 of the day.

Frank Mason’s “Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Glory is the title track from the GLORY CD. It depicts the arrival of the angels to the shepherds in the fields and a terrible face to face encounter with the fall on your knees glory of God:

There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger”. At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:  “Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him” (Luke 2:8-14 – Message)

GLORY :: “Glory”

Have a glory-filled day!


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Today’s free Christmas .mp3 is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” from PEACE

PEACE  :: “O Come, O Come Emannuel”

Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Oh, bid our sad divisions cease,
And be yourself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Have a great day …

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“Hosannah!” – The FREE Glory & Peace Christmas .mp3 of the day!

Written in 7/8 time, “Hosannah!” from the GLORY CD. (also known as “Ding Dong Merrily on High”) is one of my favorite songs to perform live. It describes the glorious celebration (bells ringing) in Heaven when Jesus is born:

Ding dong merrily on high,
in heav’n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv’n with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

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GLORY :: “Hosannah!”


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One Free mp3 from the Glory & Peace double CD set each day until Christmas!

In the spirit of Christmas, generosity and giving, and to celebrate the recent GMA Covenant Instrumental Album of the Year Award for Yahweh, we have decided to offer a free GLORY & PEACE .mp3 download each day from now until Christmas to all Flyingbow supporters. To really kick this off, we give you TWO .mp3’s today: Carol of the Bells from the GLORY CD and O Come Let Us Adore Him from the PEACE CD.

CLAIM these free downloads at the following links. Spread the word – tell your friends and family so they can enjoy this music as well.


May you have a wonderful 2010 Christmas season filled with God’s Glory and Peace. Thank you for your continued support!



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Live Studio Tracking for a Canadian Tire Gig

We brought the band together last week to do some live off the floor studio tracking at ADS Media just outside of Hamilton. I have done a fair bit of recording for Ken Vandevrie, president of ADS Media on acoustic violin over the last few years. One of our first recordings together was Dan Macaulay’s “Captured Again” CD. ADS also did all the production on my 2006 “Flyingbow – Up Close” DVD Release.

On this session last week, however, we tracked a medley of 5 traditional Celtic songs that we will be performing live this Saturday at the Toronto Convention Center for an annual Canadian Tire Banquet. Ken needed a recording to give to a troupe of Celtic dancers who will be joining us for the Canadian Tire gig. Ken’s newly renovated studio is a one-stop media design and development company that delivers excellent, affordable work across three major disciplines: Audio, Video, and Design. Canadian Tire is one of his esteemed clients.

You can download the new Celtic Medley here for free! It was recorded live off the floor – has not been mixed or mastered so keep this in mind …

ADS Media Outside

ADS Media’s new studio location – a beautiful serene setting. Click here to see more.
ADS Media - Main Control Room

Ken, Corey and Will in the ADS Media Control Room

I really enjoy studio recording. It is great challenge. As I record, I am often asked to do a combination of playing by ear, reading charts and creating on the spot arrangements and multi tracking where I lay down multiple violin lines to create the feeling of a full orchestra. A great trick many producers do (on a budget) is lay down string lines from a keyboard using sampled strings, then add my real violin sound to the mix. This tricks the ear into thinking that the whole orchestral line is real.

ADS Recording Artists

Taken after a productive morning in the studio … from left to right: Will Jarvis (bass), Ken Vandevrie (president of ADS Media), Trevor Dick (violin), David Johannesson (drums – subbing in for Steve Heathcote) and Corey Lacey (guitar).