LATEST MUSIC RELEASES

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BACK DOOR, 2021

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[YOUR NAME], 2021

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WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, 2021

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Drive, original song for the Rockbridge guitar songwriting contest

FORTY MINUTES

See article: "How 2 Former Phantom of the Opera Christines Became the Writers of New Song Cycle Forty Minutes"  Playbill.com

Forty Minutes is an eight song cycle. It’s a tapestry piece that features the voices of different people affected by the limitations that the COVID-19 crisis has placed on our relationships with time, with space, and with each other. We decided to tell the stories of people reaching out within these limitations during this ordeal. Friends. Exes. People who are quarantined alone. Teachers. Nurses. Those who are sick and their loved ones. New lovers. People suddenly out of work.

 

And the whole thing is about forty minutes long. The length of a Zoom call.

Song list:
1. “Forty Minutes” (Ensemble)
2. “Beside You” (Jim Hogan)
3. “Cooking for One” (Kaitlyn Davis)
4. “Spontaneously” (Michael Maliakel)
5. “Promise” (Kathryn McCreary)
6. “Fly Away” (Liz Shivener, Steve Czarnecki)
7. “Back Door” (Eva Tavares)
8. “Nonessential” (Emma Grimsley)

HELIANTHUS

Forty Minutes has since been updated and expanded into a full musical, now called Helianthus. Demos for the entire score as well as more information about the show can be found at DavisandGrimsley.com.

excerpt from Helianthus

"Sunflowers are my favorite. They face east in the morning and then, throughout the day, their blooms trace the path of the sun, east to west. And through the night they turn to face the east again. So that they’re ready for the sunrise in the morning."

"They were the first flowers I ever learned to draw."

"Remember, at the bottom here, you wanted to write the Latin?"

"Helianthus."