Browsing Archive: June, 2010

TRIUMPH Artwork

Posted by Keith Howard on Friday, June 25, 2010, In : Publishing 

Yesterday I was granted permission to use just the perfect artwork for the cover of TRIUMPH.  The artist, Horseman, gave one condition - that the website always honor Christ, the very thing I hope to do.  You can read all about his artwork, (including his decision to use a green, leafy crown intertwined with the thorns, and the depiction of royalty in the purple robe), at his blog, http://crownofthecurse.blogspot.com/ .  I am so grateful.


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Sundance released

Posted by Keith Howard on Monday, June 21, 2010, In : Publishing 
Today Sundance was released.  What a fun song!  I really enjoy playing this one.  My first instrument was the trombone.  I played in the school band for three years until I became a gym rat in high school basketball.  But I continued crafting the skills on the slide by playing with the church worship team.  My brother Jamie played the trumpet.  Oh the musical improvisations!  I have fond memories.  And the crash cymbal from the trapset resounding just inches from my left ear.  That's probably...
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Unexpected Compliments

Posted by Keith Howard on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, In : Inspirational 
My teenage son Zak looked at my website and said, "This is awesome!"  What an unexpected surprise.  He's just thoughtful like that.  It makes me think how powerful words are.  So to use the language of Proverbs, today, do I go around breaking bones, or imparting life?
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En Cielo released

Posted by Keith Howard on Thursday, June 3, 2010, In : Publishing 
Very jazzed about this new piece.  Things fell together really nicely.  There's a breathy background vocal that disappears from the tune and is taken over by another wind instrument.  When I wrote it I felt it expressed the spirit leaving the body in an explosion of joy, that very moment of making heaven one's home, En Cielo.  I think it's some of my better work.
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Up and Running...sort of

Posted by Keith Howard on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, In : Publishing 
Today GoldSash Publishing took a giant step towards opening for the public.  The company name has been filed with the Secretary of State's office.  Documentation is requested with the County Clerk Recorder.  I registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) as both a writer and publisher.  In the next few days the checking account will be opened.  Humble beginnings for what I hope to be a top-knotch music and writing source that will touch many lives.  I pra...
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Keith Howard Keith is the proud husband of Stefanie, and they have two boys, Zakary, and Nicholas. He is the lead pastor of Buckeye First Assembly, a progressive, Pentecostal congregation in an exburb of Phoenix. Together Keith and Stefanie have been in ministry for more than two decades having served three congregations in Texas, Colorado, and now Arizona. They have been music ministers performing musicals for all ages; writing and aranging for choirs and orchestras; leading worship bands. Keith holds a Master's of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a BS in Sacred Music from Southwestern University.
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