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New ambient/chill groove: Elephant Gathering

I’ve started composing in a new genre of ambient dance tracks.� Here is a preview sample of the first fourth of the whole track.� When I finish it, I will release it for sale as a download.

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This is my second project called “Elephant Gathering” (the first was “You Are Loved,” still due to be fully released).

This track could be used for many different applications.� I’d like to know your thoughts.� Is this something you would add to your iTunes collection for background music?� Or do you feel called to add your own sound to the mix?� What influences do you hear in this piece? Leave your comment here.

If you would like to be able to download this sample MP3 of “Elephant Gathering,” you may do so by joining my email list or if you are already on my list, simply wait for the next email or leave me a comment here.

Blessings of harmony,

Catherine

New song sample: “Right Here Now”

I am excited to share this preview sample of “Right Here Now” with you. This song is being recorded at SunSound Studios in Grass Valley, CA. Enjoy the expanded slow rock feel with vocal harmonies and lyrics that remind us to stay present.

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This song is going to be on the next album.

Lyrics:

Sometimes she speaks without making a sound.

Sometimes she screams so loud it shakes the clouds.

Oh, but she’s right here now.

Sometimes I feel like a ghost in this town.

Sometimes I feel like an angel flying around.

Oh, but I’m right here now.

Sometimes he floats away from the light.

Sometimes he shines like a star in the night.

Oh, but he’s right here now.

New Song Sample: You Are Loved

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Here is my first attempt at making music for all you dancers out there…
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Special thanks to Michael Logue for guidance with some of the more advanced aspects of audio engineering!

New Instrumental Piece: PianoClarinetMusette #1

Feeling the muse speaking and recorded some new music tonight.  Listen here:

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Interview with KVMR’s Che Greenwood

Video: “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

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This is a live performance of “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

Video: “Hammer and the Chimes” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

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This is a live performance of Hammer and the Chimes by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

Video: “Whirlwind Girl” Live at LadyFest Nevada County 2008

This is a live performance of “Whirlwind Girl” by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen Lyrics Video

Well I’ve heard that there’s a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord but you don’t really care for music, do ya? It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift, baffled King composing Hallelujah… Hallelujah, Hallelujah… Well you’re faith was strong but you need proof, you saw her bathing on the roof. Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya…

Enjoy this video of the lyrics to “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.

Sing along to this free MP3 – Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Performed by Catherine Scholz on vocals and Michael Logue on lead guitar

Notes about this track from the artist:

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen has been a requested favorite of listeners, so I decided to release this timeless song as a free MP3.

It was recorded at SunSound Studios by Michael Logue, who also played electric guitar on the track.

“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen was recorded at SunSound Studios by chief engineer, Michael Logue, who also played electric guitar on the track.

Here is a video that shows the lyrics in sync with music.

Enjoy! – Catherine

“Just Not Like Her” video from the Grassies

Lyrics to “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz

Nothing’s Wrong

Music and lyrics by Catherine Scholz

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right.

I think I’ll sleep on the floor tonight.

In the dark, there is a place

where a labyrinth was once a maze

where dreams were born and dreams have died

I lay me down to sleep tonight.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

I think I’ll sleep with the stars tonight.

In stellar arms, in Love’s embrace,

I’ve got the moon to stroke my face.

I know I’ll find another rhyme

and some peace for this heart of mine.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.

(optional 3rd verse)

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

I think I’ll sleep with this song tonight.

This tender heart wears no disguise,

and thankfully, Love never dies.

Like the sun, when on the rise,

I will return to the open skies.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.


Lyrics to “Pearl” by Catherine Scholz

Pearl

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

So you’ve added up the figures

and counted all the costs.

but a shade of memory lingers

as the dew becomes the frost…

A love of no undoing

has caught you in its web.

Would you like to keep on crashing

Or brave the waves instead?

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl – I’ll be standing by the sea

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl -Meet me in D.C.

Now it’s time to make some choices,

pick your heart up from the floor,

put the sordid past behind you,

chase those ghosts back from your door.

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl – I’ll be standing by the sea

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl -Meet me in D.C.

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Lyrics to “Butterfly” by Catherine Scholz

Butterfly

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Up above the city lights,

far beyond the rain.

I caress the sky.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

There’s no peace like I feel inside,

I’m far beyond the pain.

My love fills up the sky.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Through the struggle I fight.

But look how much I’ve gained.

Don’t have to know why.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Lyrics to “How does it Feel” by Catherine Scholz

How Does it Feel?

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

How does it feel to be whole?

How does it feel to be whole?

To stop the world just to listen to your soul,

becoming whole.


How does it feel to be found?

How does it feel to be found?

Walking alone or just standing on the ground,

you will be found.


(instrumental)


How does it feel to be you?

How does it feel to be you?

There is nothing in this world I would not do,

my friend, for you.


How does it feel to be free?

How does it feel to be free?

Wish you were here standing right in front of me,

feeling free.


(instrumental)

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Lyrics to “Cactus Flower” by Catherine Scholz

Cactus Flower

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Honey, I’m just sittin’ here thinkin’ on you.

Funny, I wasn’t expecting to feel so blue.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Honey, I’d be so tickled if you’d knock on my door.

Funny, I guess I’m not your sweetheart anymore.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

(instrumental verse)

Honey, you’re shoulder’s colder than the Brainerd snow.

Funny, I never thought I’d have to let you go.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Now honey, I’m not fixin’ on someone new.

Funny, all I’m thinkin’ ’bout is loving you.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

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Lyrics to “Movin’ On” by Catherine Scholz

Movin’ On

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Placed my heart into your hands.

Oh my soul, it understands.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

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Lyrics to “President” by Catherine Scholz

President

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

I’m looking for a President

Who knows how to speak his mind

You know I haven’t found one yet

And we’re running out of time.

I’m looking for a President

Who knows what can be justified

This world has gotten so complex

And nothing’s black or white.

What are you afraid of?

What do you desire?

Dive into the water.

Walk through the fire.

I’m looking for a President

Who knows what’s wrong and right.

It doesn’t take intelligence

To order up a fight.

I’m looking for a President

To get this planet unified

Don’t matter if she’s black or red

Or even left or right.

What are we afraid of?

What do we desire?

Dive into the water.

Walk through the fire.