On February 16, 2014 we had a successful student recital at the California Citrus State Historic Park. Over 50 students performed – first-timers and seasoned performers alike.
Many thanks to all the parents, family and friends who showed their support to our budding musicians. We had a full house and what a show these hardworking students put out there. Bravo and keep up the good work!
Plans for an early 2015 recital are already on the way!
Don’t you just love spring time? Budding new life around you, happy chirping birds, fresh crisp air and everything else that’s nice. I know it’s already fall but, the miracle growing in my wife’s womb beckons back to spring time!
Our baby boy has been a mover in the womb. We know for sure he loves listening to music–he seems to stop and listen whenever we put headphones on my wife’s belly. He’s been listening to Mozart, Vivaldi & Brahms for the past two months now.
The beginning of new life is so heart-warming and inspiring! We are very eager to meet our baby boy in person, hold him in our arms, smell him, love him.
My wife and I wrote a song for him called “Gift of Life” — another song to add to his regular playlist.
GIFT OF LIFE
Words by Jacqueline Remo
Composed by Emil Remo
For the first time I felt your fluttering kicks
And I think to myself what miracle this is
A life within me is forming and growing
What gift from our God a new life such as this
The miracle of life has changed me from within
More love I have to give as long as I do live
I’ll protect you forever, forsake you never
(For) this miracle of life has changed me forever
For the first time I held you in my arms
The smell of your skin is innocence and love
The world may be cruel but you’ll always be loved
By your father and mother and most by God above
My wife and I just got back from a most wonderful trip to the Philippines. One of the highlights of the trip was the wedding of my wife’s sister, Heide to Abraham.
Inspired by their love for each other, I composed a song for them called “A New Beginning” (arranged for guitar, flute and clarinet). The couple decided to use the song as Heide’s bridal March. We played the song live during the wedding: with Gerard Marquez on guitar, Sebastian Icasiano on clarinet and myself on flute. In this soundclip however, I recorded the clarinet part using the flute as well.
The entourage on the other hand marched to the tune of another one of my original songs, “Epiphany”. I originally composed this song for two hands–one on guitar and the other on piano. This song is composed of two movements (the 2nd movement begins at 2:33): the 1st is a more mellow movement that leads up to the 2nd–the actual “epiphany”.
What a lovely couple Abraham and Heide are and what a wonderful wedding they had… brought back fond memories of our own wedding from 3 years ago. Congratulations & best wishes Abraham & Heide!
To listen to more of my original music please click here. You could also watch music video tutorials here.
**On another note, the beautiful cake pictured above was made by my sister-in-law, Kristine Joy. For more information, please visit her blog JoyOfPastries.