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MP3 Lisa Miriam Silver - Mosaic
Liturgical pieces and Jewish themed music in a variety of uplifting and inspiring original settings written and sung by Grammy-nominated songwriter and veteran Nashville studio singer/fiddle player/Cantorial Soloist Lisa Silver.
NEW IN 2007!
MOSIAC—PIECES OF JEWISH MUSIC IN NEW ORIGINAL SETTINGS
On Lisa’s first solo Jewish CD “MOSAIC”, Lisa has written, with several other award winning songwriters, new settings of liturgical music as well as some original pieces on Jewish themes. Her beautiful voice is complimented by a team of masterful studio musicians to express Lisa’s lifelong musical journey. Encompassing a variety of styles from evocative old world melodies to acoustic country/folk to contemporary pop, MOSAIC is a collection of pieces to be enjoyed by all ages.
Here''s what people are saying about Lisa and MOSAIC:
"Truly one of the most sensitive, stunning and inspiring voices in Jewish music. As for her gorgeous music... an unforgettable rendition of "Sim Shalom" and a completely original "Hineini" that is absolutely one of the most powerful Jewish songs I have EVER heard. I am honored to lead Shabbat services by her side."
MICHAEL HUNTER OCHS OF GESHER
"This wonderful collection shines with the energy of lots of folks with incredible track records who lend their talents to support Lisa''s collection of modern Jewish Pop material. Their wisdom, combined with Lisa''s own greatness and wisdom, provides a wealth of listening. I recommend "Hineini", when everyone comes together in a perfectly written, gut wrenchingly well-performed musical moment that wesinger/songwriters always strive towards, but rarely, if ever, achieve.
BETH SASS, SINGER/SONGWRITER/JEWISH MUSIC EDUCATOR
"We are all familiar with Isaiah''s words: Shiru Ladonai Shir Chadash-- Sing Unto God a New Song." Lisa Silver has taken that prophetic injunction to heart and in her lyrical voice and soul-filled melodies, she brings our traditional liturgy to a new and vibrant life.
The Jewish music world is blessed that this gifted singer-songwriter has transferred her popular music talent and experience to the world of the synagogue. The very young and the many not-so-young will all find spiritual uplift and joy in her music as we have in Nashville for these many years."
RABBI KEN KANTER, DIRECTOR OF THE RABBINIC SCHOOL, HEBREW UNION COLLEGE
Here are some comments from Lisa:
"My musical journey began when I was a young girl in Detroit. I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, in a culturally Jewish but not particularly observant household. One of my strongest musical influences was my dad, a musicteacher and professional synagogue music director and singer in many congregations in Metropolitan Detroit. I have very fond memories of our family seders, with my dad leading the singing.
Our home was filled with lots of music, from Mozart to Motown, Brahms to the Beatles, the Great Cantors to the Girl Groups. My brother introduced me to folk, blues, and jazz. I was captivated by the variety, playing violin in school and community orchestras and attempting to learn folk guitar and trying to play bass on the bottom two strings of an electric guitar in a garage band.
Somehow I knew that music would be the biggest part of my life. At age 17, just out of high school, I became a professional musician, in a group of strolling violins, playing at conventions, country clubs, and more than a few Bar Mitzvahs and Jewish weddings. In 1972, I packed one suitcase and my violin, and set out for the Country Music scene in Nashville, TN. I began as a fiddle player, then became a background singer, and ultimately, became a published songwriter on the famed Music Row. As the decade rolled into the 1980’s, I still felt connected closely to music, but not very connected to Jewish music.
As journeys often do, however, mine looped back around and led me back into the world of Jewish music. In the mid-1990’s, I had a child of my own to raise, and a need to once again be involved in a Jewish community. When I joined the newest Nashville Jewish temple, Congregation Micah, the greatest surprise to me was just how much Jewish music had changed during my hiatus. It took a little getting used to, but it wasn’t long before the new melodies, while not replacing the traditional Jewish melodies of my childhood, became comfortable and familiar.
I felt I was coming full circle when, in 1996, I became a co-director of the Micah Kids Choir. It was the first of many opportunities to re-connect with my roots, to combine all that comprised me musically, and Jewishly. When I had the opportunity to fill in for the Cantorial Soloist, I was moved by the music and by being part of a Shabbat service. It was an honor in 2002 to be tapped as the new Cantorial Soloist for my Jewish home, Congregation Micah.
Completing this CD is a milestone for me. It shows how far I have come, but also reminds me of all I carried with me along the way. Mosaics are pieces showing the path of a journey. My mosaic’s pieces are musical notes, set on a very special staff, arranged in a pattern I hope you will enjoy. As you listen, my hope is that your journey, your personal mosaic, will be enriched by mine!"
Keep reading to see to see Lisa''s official bio and credits:
Lisa Silver is the Music Director/Cantorial Soloist and Co-Director of the Micah Kid''s Choir at Congregation Micah in Brentwood (Nashville), Tennessee. A multi-faceted musician whose career has included background singing, violin/fiddle playing, songwriting, producing, and voice-over work, Lisa is still actively working in many areas of the music business. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she is a classically trained violinist and was influenced by her father Abraham Silver, a vocal music teacher who trained several Motown recording artists and directed and sang in synagogue choirs and quartets in the Detroit area throughout the 50''s, 60''s and 70''s.
Since moving to Nashville in 1972 after attending the University of Michigan School of Music, Lisa has performed on thousands of recordings of all styles from classical to country for over 75 recording artists including Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Willie Nelson and has earned over 15 gold and platinum records as a background vocalist. Lisa is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, and was a recipient of the Songwriter''s Guild Rising Star Award. She enjoys writing in a variety of styles and for a range of age groups. She has written and produced music for the National Girl Scout Cookie Campaign; several CDs for children and families including My Forever Family (Songs About Adopting and Being Adopted) and Celebration of Country, a CD for families featuring major country artists. Kids delight in hearing her voice on the theme song of Baby Looney Tunes, which airs on the Cartoon Network.
Lisa’s most recent production is her own CD MOSAIC, pieces of Jewish music in new, original settings.
Lisa''s interest in Jewish music was rekindled when she discovered Congregation Micah in 1995. She was one of the founders of the Micah Kids Choir, which led her to co-write a CD of original children''s holiday songs for the choir with one of Micah’s Jewish educators, Teri Simon. Two of Lisa''s songs, “Why, Why, Why” and “Let Us Always Remember” are included in The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children! Volume II: Manginot published by Transcontinental Music. Lisa became Congregation Micah’s Cantorial Soloist in 2001. She incorporates some of her original musical settings of liturgy into Micah’s worship services.
ALBUM CREDITS - Vocal
Billy Crash Craddock
Sammy Davis, Jr.
England Dan & John Ford Coley
Kathie Lee Gifford
Jerry Lee Lewis
James & Bobby Purify
Ricky Van Shelton
Lee Ann Womack
ALBUM CREDITS - Fiddle/Violin
Billy Crash Craddock
Hank Williams, Jr.
Ford Motor Company
Future Floor Finish
Champs Sporting Goods
Grand Ole Opry
Kids Central USA
Nashville Electric Service
Outlet Limited Mall
American Music Shop
Christmas at the Grand Ole Opry
CMA Awards - ‘82 - ‘07
Kennedy Center Honors the Arts
Jerry Reed & Friends
Trisha Yearwood Special
Marty Robbins Spotlight
Merv Griffin Show
Mike Douglas Show
Music City News/TNN Songwriter Awards
Music City News/TNN Awards
Music City Tonight
Pop Goes the Country
Tribute to Chet Atkins
Lynn Anderson HBO Special
Charlie Rich HBO Special
SONGWRITING CREDITS (partial listing)
40 Hour Week - Alabama (#1 - Grammy Nominee)
One Promise Too Late - Reba McEntire (#1)
Maggie’s Dream - Don Williams (top 10)
Things Are Tough All Over - Shelby Lynne (top 20)
Pots & Pans Rhythm Band - Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen
Even The Sun Is Sleeping - Kathie Lee Gifford
The Nature of Things - Randy Travis
Angel Kisses - Crystal Gayle
Willow In The Wind - Kathy Mattea
Playin’ In The Same Band - Charlie Daniels
TV/MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS - Vocal/Fiddle
About Last Night
The Cannonball Run
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The Long Kiss Goodnight
The Prince Of Egypt
ANIMATED SONGWRITING/PRODUCTION CREDITS
Baby Looney Tunes - Main Title Scooby Doo - Toy Scary Boo
Krypto The Super Dog - Main Title Firehouse Tales - Teamwork
Krypto The Super Dog - Krypto Romp
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