20
Jan
2009

Battle Hymn of the Republic

I was having technical difficulties on my regular blog, so I'm using this one for today... please go to http://music.willowrise.com to read my post.

18
Jan
2009

PODCAST MOVED!!!

I have to apologize to any who have been following this podcast.  It appears that I vanished.  Actually, I just split my podcast and am hosted elsewhere, and I've been busily at it for a couple months now - I just forgot to mention it!

My writing podcast is at http://chas.willowrise.com/

My music podcast is at http://music.willowrise.com/

Thanks for listening!!!!

- Chas

22
Nov
2008

Be Still My Soul

A friend asked me if I'd be willing to accompany her with an original arrangement of Be Still My Soul.  This is what I came up with so far.  I don't have the voice in this particular recording, so the Jake-made tenor flute is acting as substitute.

5
Nov
2008

Witnesses

Here's a little mix of piano and flutes.  Some of you may recognize the tune...

2
Nov
2008

Why I Do Not Support Gay Marriage

For a transcription of this podcast, go to http://chas.willowrise.com/?p=146

28
Oct
2008

Bunkinisms

This episode is for the benefit of all the friends and family who think our little two year old Bunkin girl is quiet and never talks...

22
Oct
2008

Inner Light

Just improvising with the 'nino again.  A little tune on the spot and a little tune from Star Trek.  Enjoy!

13
Oct
2008

The Third Day with Flute

I was listening to The Third Day and realized it might sound good with a flute part, so I played around a bit, and here's what I came up with...

About halfway through I realized that the chords go crazy on this piece.  Whew!  You'll have to forgive me for the notes that are off.

29
Sep
2008

Jam Session

One of the funnest things to do is get together with friends and have a Jam session.  I'm just lucky enough that my best friends are also family.  Ria and Jake are both incredible on the piano and flutes.

This was a unique jam session because all of the flutes played were made by Jake.  The solo piece Jake plays is also his original composition - and quite amazing.

23
Sep
2008

Row, Row, Row Your Flute

I was having a little fun with the copy and paste function on my recording program.  Did you know Row Your Boat could be split into 8 parts?  It works - even with a tenor flute.  But finding that even a couple rounds of row your boat makes a pretty short podcast, I threw in a couple flute improvisations.  You'll have to excuse the little kid voice in the background - I guess my daughter wanted to be in the show.

15
Sep
2008

Rain - with Words

This is the song Rain from Dayspring.  Maria Hathaway, my sister, wrote the words, and Shelly Hathaway, my other sister, is the singer.  I highly recommend that you take a look at their blogs and websites.  Both are incredibly talented individuals.  In addition to being an amazing singer, Shelly designs incredible websites.  In addition to being an incredible poet, Maria is an amazing artist. Shelly's blog: http://shelly.hathawaymix.org/weblog.htm

Shelly's web design site: http://creocan.com/ Maria's blog: http://maria.willowrise.com/ Maria's art Site: http://www.riafineart.com/

11
Sep
2008

Fun with Drums

A drum duo - me and my two-year-old daughter.  I'll let you figure out who's the cuter drummer.

10
Sep
2008

Five Favorite Fifer hymns

A collection of hymn solos, played on the fife.  The fife is like a cross between a side-blown flute and a recorder.  These are not original tunes, but are traditional hymn tunes.

8
Sep
2008

The Jughead American Dream Burger

This is an incident that happened to me while serving a two year, full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

5
Sep
2008

Practice Session 5

This is a piano piece I've been just starting to work with.  It still has a lot of work to do on it, and I haven't mastered the rhythm yet, so keep that in mind when you hear my mistakes.  I've been trying to match the interestingness of Gazelem.  I'd love to have everyone's input.  What does it need?  What could be changed?

1
Sep
2008

Sopranino Improvisation

This is another flute improvisation.  The sopranino is my favorite recorder, probably because it was the first flute I taught to myself play, 13 years ago.

28
Aug
2008

Tenor Flute Improvisation

This is a recording of a first time improvisation.  The only editing involved was the adding of the echo.  Everything else was on the spot.  The Tenor flute being played was built by my brother, who sells them through Willowrise.

24
Aug
2008

The Power of an Ordinary Day

...Never underestimate the power of a single day.

 To see the transcript of this podcast, see: http://chashathaway.wordpress.com/2008/01/05/the-fair/

22
Aug
2008

Dayspring

Time is such an interesting phenomenon. It passes so quietly and consistently that...

To see a transcription of this post, see http://chashathaway.wordpress.com/2008/01/03/12/