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I Will Carry You: Songs of Comfort and Healing

by Womansong

We offer this collection of songs from our chorus to open the heart, to hold and strengthen you, and to create an inner spaciousness that supports healing as you travel along life's rocky paths. Hear both familiar and new songs!
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Will Carry You
3:31 album only
2. Ocean of Love
5:10 album only
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
4:45 album only
4. Lullaby
3:57 album only
5. Breaths
3:12 album only
6. Lean On Me
4:53 album only
7. We Are
3:25 album only
8. Praises
2:10 album only
9. Camarada
3:48 album only
10. Heal Me
3:38 album only
11. All You Need Is Love
5:06 album only
12. Ode to Contentment
2:31 album only
13. Pesky Angels
4:51 album only
14. Let Go Move On
2:32 album only
15. May You Find Joy
4:37 album only
16. The Great Storm Is Over
3:50 album only
17. You'll Never Walk Alone
3:02 album only
18. Wind At Your Back
3:32 album only
19. We Are Sending You Light
2:07 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
1. I Will Carry You © 2007 Lois J. Henrickson (Lytingale) (ASCAP)
Solo: Lytingale
In loving memory of my mother, Antoinette (Antos) Bergasse, who taught me the love of singing – Claudette Wren

2. Ocean of Love^ © 1986 Bob Holdt, arr. by Debbie Nordeen
Piano: Sue Ford; Keyboard: Debbie Nordeen
Dedicated to Debbie Nordeen, who guides Womansong with the spirit of love – Althea and Sarah

3. Bridge Over Troubled Water © 1969 Paul Simon Music
Solo: Kathryn O’Shea
In honor of all the Women Nurturing Change – WNC Woman

4. Lullabye © 1977 Cris Williamson/Bird Ankles Music (BMI)
In loving memory of Martha McLean, singer, songwriter and author. We all miss you – Jane and Barbara

5. Breaths# © 1980 words by Birago Diop, music by Ysaye M. Barnwell
Spoken introduction: Ellen Beegel
In remembrance of Toni Baker, who loved Womansong – Jane Snyder & Janet Oliver

6. Lean On Me# © 1972 Bill Withers
Director: Althea Gonzalez; Vocal improvisation: Lytingale; Drumkit: Jane Snyder
Dedicated to all the women who have ever sung with Womansong, and to our great directors – Jayne Caldwell

7. We Are+ © 1991 Ysaye Maria Barnwell
In honor of Dr. Patricia L. Collins, the love of my life – Carole Kendig

8. Praises Kenn Kastle
In gratitude for the blessings of life – Mary Lou Wilson

9. Camarada © 1994 Linda Hirschhorn (lyrics adapted from Walt Whitman’s Song of the Open Road)
Solo: Sarah Rubin; Piano: Althea Gonzalez
In honor of the Womansong family – chorus members, fans, and volunteers – Andrea Davis

10. Heal Me © 2001 Sue Roberts Ford
Director: Althea Gonzalez; Piano: Debbie Nordeen
In loving memory of Irene & Ray Boyle and Marie & Tom Cassidy – Va Boyle & Jean Cassidy

11. All You Need Is Love# © 1967 Lennon & McCartney
Solos: Althea Gonzalez, Annie Doucette, Sandi Krecioch; Spoken introduction: Sharron St. John
In memory of Margie Meares – Amy Mandel

12. Ode to Contentment* Traditional Shaker song
In celebration of the life of John Johnson, my husband and best friend –- Ruth Sieber Johnson

13. Pesky Angels# © 1994 Marla Beth Elliott and the Righteous Mothers
Solo: Annie Doucette
In memory of my daughter Lorraine – Bo Troester

14. Let Go, Move On © 2006 music by Velma Frye, lyrics by Candace Butler
Ensemble: Althea Gonzalez, Lytingale, Susan Taylor, Diane Tower-Jones
Percussion: Kate Gardner, Dorothy Rogers
Celebrating doing it now in case you never get another chance! – Now or Never ensemble

15. May You Find Joy# © 2007 William Stanhope
Director: Althea Gonzalez; Piano: Debbie Nordeen
In honor of Joyce Walker – TEAM Estate Sales (Barbera Bushing, Bonnie Rose, Rob Mayne & Lois Edwards)

16. The Great Storm Is Over^ © 1982 Bob Franke
Solo: Frances Canty; Duet: Frances Canty and Susan Taylor; Descant: Lytingale; Drum: Sue Ford
In loving memory of our mothers, Gertrude Kessinger & Mary Jane Hubbard – Marilyn & Bill Hubbard

17. You'll Never Walk Alone# © 1945 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Drumkit: Sue Ford
In loving memory of my daughter Jennifer Alexander – Judy Alexander

18. Wind At Your Back* © 1995 Sister Sound Productions (BMI), music by Denise A. D’Angelo Jones, lyrics by Deanna R. Jones (based on an Irish proverb), arr. by Debbie Jones Nordeen
In celebration of Elizabeth & Janice Mallindine's engagement. “May love hold us in the palm of her hand.”

19. We Are Sending You Light © 1993 Melanie DeMore
In memory of my parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Davis – Sandra Bradbury

Unless otherwise noted, all songs are directed by Debbie Nordeen, with Lytingale as pianist.
Flute: Lytingale
Violin: Sarah Rubin

Recorded in August, 2011 at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Asheville, N.C., with these exceptions:
* Recorded by Keith Thomas at Ivy River Studio, November 2011 – Winnie Barrett, Annie Doucette, Kate Gardner, Lytingale, Jan Mallindine, Sarah Rubin, Jean Sagar, Susie St. Clair, Jane Stanhope, Iris Williams.
# Live at Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC-Asheville: June 2011, June 2010, or August 2008.
^ Remixed/remastered from Everybody Got Her Own CD © 2004 Womansong of Asheville
+ Remastered from Everything Possible CD © 2002 Womansong of Asheville

Singers on 2011 recordings
Sopranos: Winnie Barrett, Susan Bird, Rebecca Corwin, Liz Ference, Kristi Gjelfriend, Randee Goodstadt-Evans, Diane Hammar, Sandi Krecioch, Lytingale, Kat McQuown, Joyce Metayer, Linda Newman, Roberta Newman, Meredith Norwood, Susan Shope, Sharron St. John, Susan Taylor, Loraine Tuenge, Nita Walker, Iris Williams

Middles: Kara Allen, Va Boyle, Sally Buckhoff, Jayne Caldwell, Jean Cassidy, Terri Crosby, Andrea Davis, Annie Doucette, Kate Gardner, Teresa Imfeld, Jennifer Langton, Janet Oliver, Mirra Price, Jane Robinson, Dorothy Rogers, Fatimah’ Shabazz, Holly Simms, Jane Stanhope, Susie St. Clair, Lisa Sturz, Diane Tower-Jones, Ellen Winner, Claudette Wren, Jane Young

Altos: Pat Adamson, Connie Ruble Avery, Ellen Beegel, Sandra Bradbury, Barbera Bushing, Renee Bussanich, Sue Curtis, Deidre Duffy, Althea Gonzalez, Lorraine Harris, Marilyn Hubbard, Beth James, Carole Kendig, Kate Lalor, Jan Mallindine, Linda McFarland, Sarah Rubin, Jean Sagar, Jane Snyder, Marsha Springs, Robin Suddreth

Artistic Director: Debbie Nordeen
Assistant Directors: Althea Gonzalez & Sarah Rubin
Piano Accompanist: Lytingale

Recording engineer (August 2011 and all “Live at Lipinsky” tracks): Richard Wartzok
Mixing and overdubs: Keith Thomas at Ivy River Studio, with Debbie Nordeen, Lytingale, Sarah Rubin
Mastering: Michael Greer O'Shea at Solotechne Studios
Production coordinator: Sarah Rubin
Cover art: Kimberly Childs

Womansong thanks the composers for the blessings of their songs, and our song sponsors for their generosity. Thanks also to past Womansong members whose voices are heard on tracks recorded prior to 2011.

We are a community chorus of women and a nonprofit organization. Please visit us at Womansong.org



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Lois Henrickson

Inspiring - the music lifts me
Our CD "I Will Carry You" is inspiring lots of wonderful feedback... this just in:
"This past week a friend of ours from Ohio stayed with us... She is a trained singer and an Episcopal priest. Her choir just sang in the International Choir Games in Cincinnati a couple of weeks ago.... she was filled with all sorts of stories of the wonderful choirs that came from all over the world to sing (thousands of singers).
"I gave her our CD and was able to watch her as we listened to our CD straight through. She'd close her eyes and sometimes, at the end of a song, she'd look at me and smile or nod, then close her eyes again. At the end here were some of her responses.
"'I can think of 10 people right off who would benefit from this song.'
"'These songs may not be as intricate as some of the songs I heard at the Choir Games but they are every bit as well presented. This is exceptional.'
"And my favorite:
'I prayed during most of the second half of the CD for all the people I carry around with me in my head. The music lifted me to a point where I was led to prayer.'

"Before she left I arranged to pick up 10 CD's she purchased to take home with her. So, our wonderful CD's are now winging their way to Ohio and other points beyond."

Lois Henrickson

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