Introduced by Lorraine Hammond
Our celebration of this “CDSS Year of Song” has kept us singing, and our “Song of the Month” has been a meaningful part of that celebration — a great new CDSS resource for songs. They are archived here, and ready for you to add to your own repertoire, each one chosen by a singer who treasures the choice they offered.
We began our “Song of the Month” year with Brendan Taaffe’s elegant “May It Fill Your Soul,” and we’ll close out the calendar with a round that speaks to the heart of this season, “Lamb and Lion.” It is a round in four parts that I wrote one wintry season as a holiday gift to tuck into the cards I was sending. It has found its way into the new Rise Again song compilation by Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, and Sol Weber’s Rounds Galore.
The audio below is from a recording by the wonderful songwriter and entertainer, Christine Lavin (with the Mistletones). Songs have an uncanny way of staying in circulation!
Lorraine Lee Hammond is a member of the CDSS board, a humanities lecturer at Lasell College in Newton, MA, and Music Director of WUMB-fm acoustic music week and weekend programs. She performs and records with her husband, guitarist Bennett Hammond.