The Music of Sharon Scholl

Welcome to Songs for the Spirit.

The music on this website has accumulated over a 30 year period because it was needed for a particular group or individuals. I write music for use tailored to people of ordinary abilities who enjoy singing or playing instruments.

The choral music should be useful for churches of varied orientations, though much has been created for liberal theological situations.

The many settings of the Psalms were inspired by the very poetic modern versions of them written by the Reverend John Young, now of San Francisco for his book "Creation Songs".

Most of the texts are my poems, tailored for particular contexts in which they were useful. Others are used by permission of the authors, publishers, or estates.

I hope you find the musical style conventional enough to suit the ears of most listeners and different enough to be enjoyable to learn.

Origin

    by Sharon Scholl

When Iím asked where Iím from.
  I imagine Pud Mogford who eases himself
  into a sprung rocker on his creaky porch,
  his country welcome that takes
  a full ten seconds to say ho-w-dy!

These are my roots: to hear him call
  hogs at six a.m. from one hill away,
  wake to the smell of cedar,
  the hiss of hash hitting grease,
  clang of water bucket over our well
  that bangs in the wind.

Yes, this place I havenít seen
  in sixty years but carry with me
  plain as my own faÁade. I donít
  remember that it had an address -
  not sure I could find it now except in Brocaís
  area just east of the amygdala.