Stand for You

A compilation of music from the blongs™ of Joanne Jolee PURCHASE CDDOWNLOAD

Stand for You

  1. Stand for You
  2. Time to Let Go
  3. Healer
  4. The Sea is Singing
  5. It Turns Around
  6. Ave Maria
  7. How Great Thou Art
  8. Love is a Treasure
  9. Ani Ohevet Otcha
  10. Home Again
  11. Silent Night
  12. Baroque Medley
  13. Polonaise
  14. The Star Spangled Banner
  15. God

Song info and audio clips below.

Stand for You

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Stand for You addresses the reality that sometimes tragic things happen to good people for no apparent reason. Charitable service is an act of compassion for those in their time of need, standing for those who are unable to stand on their own.” 
Stand for You
is the official song for the Jolee-Jaffa Music Foundation, Inc.

Read the blong (blog/song) here

Time to Let Go

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Life is a continual process of letting go. It’s often painful and difficult, but a critical component to a productive life. Time to Let Go is about that moment when you realize you must let go or be consumed.

Cover image: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, New Zealand
Score theme derived from La Serenade by Franz Schubert

Read the blong (blog/song) here

Healer

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Healer, is about the extraordinary power of music and is based on one of the oldest records of music therapy as depicted by Rembrandt in his, Saul and David.

Watch the video and read the blong here

The Sea is Singing

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For millennia the ocean has stirred the emotions and imagination of artists and poets, as it always has for me. Longfellow expressed it well, “My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” I composed this song overlooking the great Sea of Galilee in Israel – a place rich in history and inspiration.

Lyric and song notes here

 

It Turns Around

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Don’t let it get you down
Hope and pray and wait
Until it turns around

Video Filmed at La Sammana on St. Martin (watch video here)

 

 

Ave Maria

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I was taught Ave Maria many years ago by the sisters at St Mary’s Convent in New Zealand.  The song is set to J. S. Bach’s Prelude in C Major from The Well Tempered Clavier. (Bach/Gounod)

Lyric and dedication here

 

How Great Thou Art

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Beethoven stated: “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” Music lifts us above the material and temporal to the eternal, and true music is the vehicle for this inspiration. How Great Thou Art, composed in 1885, has been recorded thousands of times and is still regarded as one of the world’s greatest inspirational songs.
Watch the video and enjoy some extraordinary NASA video footage.

Love is a Treasure

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There is nothing greater than love! From being smitten and carried away by passion, to the deep satisfaction of an enduring relationship, there is no riskier venture, and no investment offering a higher return.

Read the blong for lyric and song info.

Ani Ohevet Otcha

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Hebrew – “You are my beloved, I love you.”

Drums – Bill Jaffa

Cello – Miss Krystle

 

Home Again

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I’ve often compared traveling to childbirth; when it’s over you can’t imagine ever going through it again! But in no time the trials are forgotten and you are planning the next big adventure. Life is a journey with highs, lows, challenges and rewards. So, here’s to living life to the fullest and enjoying the amazing journey we’re on.

Lyric and song notes at the blong

 

 

Silent Night

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An arrangement of the Christmas classic with an Eastern flavor.

Music by Franz Xaver Gruber

Lyric by Joseph Mohr

 

Baroque Medley

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Invention 1 by J. S. Bach and Piano Sonata 58 by Domenico Scarlatti.

arranged by Joanne Jolee

 

Polonaise

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Polonaise by J. S. Bach from the Anna Magdalena Notebook.

arranged by Joanne Jolee

 

The Star Spangled Banner

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As performed at the Donald Trump Rally, Phoenix Convention Center, July 11, 2015

Francis Scott Key

Watch live performance here

 

 

God

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“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.” Sir Isaac Newton

“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” Sir Isaac Newton, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

Lyric derived from Psalm 89 and Job 38-42