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Jonathan Clausing / Blog

Jonathan Clausing in Concert

Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church Saint Peters, MO March 24, 2012 6:30 PM

Title of 3rd Album revealed!

Title of album one: Stumbling Toward Glory Title of album two: I Desire Mercy Title of album three: Touch My Lips!!!!

This weekend spent on the lyrics and art on our 3rd album

Jon had four day weekend due to the holiday, so he spent much of his free time working on the lyrics for the 3rd album. The lyrics to the songs appear to be mostly done. Jon has sent the lyrics to our cover artist: Benjamin Clausing. Ben, also is Jon's brother, so this is a family affair. Ben likes to really pour into the lyrics to come up with the idea for the cover art for the CD. His art is amazing. We consider ourselves blessed to know him and blessed that he is willing to help us out in this area where we have no skill or knowledge. It will be exciting to see what new idea he will come up with for the 3rd album. Besides finalizing the lyrics, Jon started writing parts for me to sing and writing parts for the different instruments. Basically taking the melody and adding the icing on the cake....the harmonies, the beat, etc. To a person like me, this process seems to take "forever", but the hard work that Jon puts into it is very worth the effort. Please pray for him during this process. It is easy for him to get bogged down and frusterated. Pray that God would give him clarity and wisdom in how to create a song that explains God's word clearly. Thanks!

First Day of Recording Our 3rd CD

Jon spent an 8 hour day locked to his computer, the electronic piano, and the guitar getting a feel for a song that has potential to be on our 3rd album. Yes, folks, this is how the music is created. Not much to look at - just a computer and a guy with weird headphones. *laughter* Although it doesn't look like much, it is amazing to me how Jon goes through the process of writing a song. First a melody comes to him. He will play this melody sometimes for months or years. And then usually during a run or some other time when 6 children are not distracting him, he will write the lyrics. Today he worked on a melody he has been playing for ten years. He doesn't know if it will be on the third album and it still doesn't have the lyrics, so we will see if it makes the cut!

A Blog of Progress and Future Events

Hello! We will be begin blogging during the creation of our 3rd music CD. We will give you updates on future events and concerts that will be coming in 2011. Thanks for supporting Jon's music! God Bless, Jon and Anita Clausing

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