On Saturday the weather outside was downright frigid as the wind started howling, but inside Echo Ridge we kept warm singing the oldies. The residents thawed out with "A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight," and by the end of the hour, one lady was dancing to "In the Good Old Summertime." Here in Minnesota, we like to keep the dream alive of lovely summer days, even in the midst of a cold snap. We even tried some Inaugural Trivia, and as always, I am impressed with how much these seniors remember! A good time was had by all.
Recently I received a recording of "Together, Hand in Hand," a song written by Paul Rysavy, which I arranged. The recording was made in 1981 by the Liturgical Choir, directed by Rob Strusinski, at the College of St. Thomas (now the University of St. Thomas) in St. Paul, MN. The song talks about how we can work together to achieve great things. At one time "Together, Hand in Hand" appeared in the songbook for Habitat for Humanity. It would also be a fitting piece for graduation and commencement programs. I really like the addition of the flute in this performance.
Liste to "Together, Hand in Hand" (right click to save or left click to listen in your browser).
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