James Sundquist | Running in the Spirit

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Running in the Spirit

by James Sundquist

Acoustic guitar solo, ferocious percussive triplet strumming and fingerpicking depicting running at dawn!
Genre: Spiritual: Contemporary Christian
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"Running in the Spirit" was inspired by the Resurrection and John and Peter racing to the empty tomb at dawn, based on John Chapter 20. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31). Song composed to the triplet rhythm of the human footfall, symbolic of the Trinity. The guitar harmonics at the very end of the song symbolize that upon arrival, the Disciples discovered, to their amazement, that the Tomb was empty! The tempo is 154 bpm (steps per minute), which is the world-record stride frequency for marathon runners, and the pace at which most people jog.

B I O G R A P H Y & D I S C O G R A P H Y, A I R P L A Y, R E V I E W S, A N D A W A R D S:

James Sundquist toured in concert ministry for more than 30 years. He is founder and director of EAGLE MASTERWORKS PRODUCTIONS. He has written and/or produced the words and music for several network commercials, one internationally released sound track for a film, and four nationally released recordings. James's network commercials include: several Mattel Toy spots; "Woodsy Owl, Give A Hoot, "Keep America Clean" (campaign Public Service Announcement for the Department of Agriculture at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising); Stretch & Sew Fabrics; and "Your Local Church Welcomes You" for the National Episcopal Foundation. Through initial funding from NIKE, James produced personalized pace exercise music for runners and walkers. This commissioned work led to his developing walking and running tapes endorsed by PREVENTION Magazine and recommended in hundreds of national and international publications such as the WASHINGTON POST. His single "Running in the Spirit" is based on this same vision, bioacoustics, and footfall non-jarring, low-impact biomechanics triplet of the left and right foot human footfall while running. James' first solo record album is entitled Freedom Flight, on Lamb & Lion Records in which he engaged production services from Larry Norman, Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Howard, and Wendell Burton. The title was taken from the theme song, Mountain Lady, which is a parable of the Church being caught up for its final flight to heaven. Included on this album is his musical interpretation of the Apostle John's vision of the New Jerusalem, arranged from the gospel spiritual Twelve Gates to the City, prophesied in the Book of Revelation. Freedom Flight, along with his vision entitled Caravan and Harvest Song on his In Concert album, vicariously transports the listener on a journey to another land through James' skillful use of imagery and allegories.

Just as James transports listeners with his lyrics, he then decided to transport listeners to another epoch by recording instrumental versions of well-known hymns and carols sung by saints throughout the ages. He recorded them in the beautiful wooden sanctuary of Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City. Both albums An Anthology of Sacred Carols for Classical Guitar, and An Anthology of Sacred Hymns for Classical Guitar aired on National Public Radio as part of two documentaries James wrote on the history of Christmas carols and hymns. His Christmas album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Album Notes and Second Prize for the Armstrong Memorial Foundation, and later was licensed to IBM Corp. as a multimedia CD-ROM. His hymns guitar works and documentary won the National Wilbur Award in Radio Broadcasting. These two instrumental works are at times ferocious; at times fragile and delicate. His complete collections of poems and lyrics are available as Ebook or Kindle at Amazon.com. His In Concert and other works are available at CDBaby. He is available as a producer, writer, and concert artist. James also teaches guitar and piano privately and is on the faculty at three music schools in New Jersey. His complete collection of 44 of his lyrics and poems is now be available at Kindle on Amazon.


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Wilbur Award For Broadcast Journalism
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