RAW PRAISE - HORN CALL TO WORSHIP - website


Mission Statement

To worship God, not only with voice and strings but with trumpets as well (Psalms 150: Verse 3...with trumpets... :Verse 6 ...Let everything that has breath praise the Lord...). When I hear Praise and Worship music, as beautiful and powerful as it is, I often sense there is a hole in it, something missing, right where a soft blending brass instrument should be hovering around enhancing the main melody or some of the chords, or, in some cases opposite that, powerfully challenging the forces of darkness with a call from God. I want to encourage this and am willing to try to add such sounds to some of your music, just as an example of what is possible and to show what we are missing, hoping it will inspire many to find a local brass player that God has already been speaking to, to help bring this into our worship. ... After a number of years have gone by now I am realizing that formal worship and improv will probably never be compatible and so I am no longer trying to promote it. What I have begin to experience instead is the amazing affect that recorded personal worship experiences have when listened to later by the person who made them.....


Bio

The grandfather of 14 ,husband of 44 years,machinist,previous volunteer lead chaplain at the local truck stop chapel (4 1/2 years), was one of the buglers at Tahoma National Cemetery near Seattle. "Praise Horn" is the name of the horn with the upturned bell in the picture. I put it together about 12 years ago. It sounds similar to a flugal horn but with a richer tone and it is pitched a little lower. I mostly use a flugalhorn and cornets because of their mellow blending tone, but occasionally use other instruments. I am not a technical musician and can barely read music any more but it is absolutely wonderful to add something from the heart to an already moving worship song.......Been spending a lot of time away from home and my little music studio lately due to work. I am thankful for the many pieces I have put together and put on my electronic devices. It is impressive how listening to them brings back much of what I experienced when creating them in the first place.......