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A Call to Worship

Posted by Keith Howard on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Publishing 
GoldSash Publishing is proud to announce the release of Zak Howard's debut album, A Call to Worship.

The album features 10 cuts that take the listener on a charted course for vulnerable, transparent, and authentic worship. The lyric content is real and magnetic. Leading edge acoustic guitar grafts are featured against a backdrop of throw-back keyboards. Zak Howard's voice is warm, and styled. His vocal riffs are inviting, clear, and enjoyable to listen to. The CD is a thirty-nine minute excurs...
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Debut Album by Zak Howard

Posted by Keith Howard on Saturday, March 9, 2013, In : Publishing 
GoldSash is proud to announce the release of the much anticipated debut album by Zak Howard, A Call to Worship. It features Zak's riveting vocals and exquisite guitar work that headline the worship band. This worship experience soars. Earthy raw lyrics from an authentic journey, the transparency and vulnerability will inspire your heart, and lift your soul.

The final edits have been send to production and the projected release date is March 20th. Be sure to like GoldSash Publishing on Facebook...
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IS THIS WHAT FAITH LOOKS LIKE?

Posted by Keith Howard on Sunday, November 25, 2012, In : Publishing 
I'm excited to announce the release of my new book, IS THIS WHAT FAITH LOOKS LIKE? To commemorate twenty-five years in ministry, I wrote daily a post that appeared on Facebook, Twitter, Google+1 and Youversion under the heading "uplifting and encouraging posts, substantive and inspiring." The posts generated thousands of likes. Now, you can have the book.


 
IS THIS WHAT FAITH LOOKS LIKE? is a one-year devotional journey in which the author carries on conversation with his reader. You will enjoy...
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Happy New Year!!!

Posted by Keith Howard on Sunday, January 2, 2011, In : Publishing 

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my CD Eskaton.  It was due back in my hands December 31st.  What a great way to begin the New Year. Any day now... Happy Twenty-Eleven everyone!!!

The next project for GoldSash is the publication of the choral book and accompaniment CD for the Easter musical TRIUMPH.  It will be available for churches to use this Easter.  I'm very excited!




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Oh So Close

Posted by Keith Howard on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : Publishing 
I'm thrilled to tell you the CD has been edited and is now in the hands of the listening panel for final review.  That will mean a few last alterations and then it is on to duplication.  Didn't quite make the projected release date of November 15th.  However, Eskaton the CD should be available in the second week of December.
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Elijah's Whirlwind Release Marks Completion

Posted by Keith Howard on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : Publishing 
The instrumental song, Elijah's Whirlwind, is the only keyboard-driven song on the album.  The rolling keys nudge the rhythm.  However, guitar solo is still the feature as nice riffs are flanked by sass brass and pan flute.  The metaphor that has been a theme throughout the album is carried forward in this last piece too.  God's dealings with humanity are modeled in his choosing the people of Israel as his own.  One prominent prophet, Elijah, left the earth in a fiery chariot riding on the wi...
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Loyal Love is Released

Posted by Keith Howard on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Publishing 
Loyal Love is a musical expression of God's never dying, endless love.  A popular Old Testament maxim is the Hebrew word checed, it is interpreted variously - lovingkindness, favor, goodness, merciful, good deed, in a word, Loyal Love.  This kind of love can only come from God.  This is the perfect final track of my instrumental jazz album.  It carries forward the metaphor of God's interaction in the history of humanity.  His Loyal Love is a motif of scripture from beginning to end.

Things con...
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New Instrumental Tune XIN3OHd Released

Posted by Keith Howard on Sunday, November 7, 2010, In : Publishing 
GoldSash Publishing is proud to release the song XIN3OHdThe title, XIN3OHd, pronounced zinth-ree-ode, is a culmination of my years of study in Greek and Hebrew, brought to bear upon life experience.  It must always maintain an element of mystery.  Its truth discovered will turn the city upside down.  The music conveys that mystery.  It is a very complex jam.  4/4 yeilds to 12/8 only to discover the original 4/4 embedded inside.  It is next to impossible to keep your head from bobbing as it...
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New Tune Released, Latin Atkins

Posted by Keith Howard on Friday, October 29, 2010, In : Publishing 
What is Latin Atkins?  Don't get nervous.  We're not counting carbs.  The title simply reflects the feel of the song.  There are moments in the music when the finger picking pattern reminds me of sensational country guitarist Chet Atkins, the phenom.  But when I throw in that one 5/4 measure and contrast the minor mode against the melody, it suddenly takes on Latino characteristics.  The juicy rhythm seasons the saucy sax.  You'll need a steady diet of Latin Atkins.

I dedicate this song to my ...

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New Release Happy Fingers

Posted by Keith Howard on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : Publishing 

Today the sixth cut in the Eskaton album project was released, it's called Happy Fingers. Things continue to progess toward the November 15th projection date for Eskaton's public debut.  Put on your headphones and enjoy samples hereHigh quality mp3s digitally mastered and recorded at studio quality 320 kbps can be purchased now at GoldSash Publishing.

Happy Fingers, happy feet too, but they can't play the guitar.  This islands' sounding theme weaves interesting modulations with creative piv...


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Title Track Released, Eskaton

Posted by Keith Howard on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Publishing 

Today I moved one step closer to the conclusion of the Eskaton album project.  The signature track is titled Eskaton.  I love the way this song worked out.  I felt express inpiration even in the midst of recording.  When the music swells it calls to mind the ultimate victory of God, reminds me of his myriad little victories in daily life along the way, and always brings me to tears.

Eskaton is a folksy reflection berthed in a season in which chaos was stopped, a true Sabbath moment with no dea...


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Isaac's Last Laugh Released

Posted by Keith Howard on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Publishing 

I'm very excited to debut this song, Isaac's Last Laugh.  It's hard to find words to express the explosion of joy I find in considering God's wrong world righted.  And there is a place in the song when I feel that eruption.  Perhaps you will experience the same thing too.  

Musically, the French Horn gets stretched way beyond its classical comfort zone and finds itself tangled in a dual with the Clarinet for background rights.


So what's up with the title?  What is Isaac's Last Laugh all abou...


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Soliloquy Released

Posted by Keith Howard on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, In : Publishing 

Titled after the Greek form of acting in which the performer is on the stage all alone, Soliloquy is dedicated to ministerial leaders who continually and sacrificially yield center stage to Jesus.  John Baptist said, "He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30). 

This tune is set to the ambience of a lamentation.  You will hear the guitar weep.  Written during a very difficult stretch in the journey of a faith child, the strings bend but don't break.

The human spirit can endure  a sick b...


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A Little Bit About the Album Title

Posted by Keith Howard on Friday, July 30, 2010, In : Publishing 

I've had an interest in the Eschaton for a long time.  It may have been embedded in my Pentecostal upbringings.  From my earliest remembrances there has been a place of longing for the coming kingdom to be realized fully with all its power, glory, peace, and security.  Among the works I've studied is Hans Schwarz, professor of theology at the University of Regensburg in Germany.  I don't line up with him identically, I sense trace residue of Tübingen's higher criticism, intended or not, nest...


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Books in Process

Posted by Keith Howard on Monday, July 19, 2010, In : Publishing 
I am really excited about my new venture with thebookpatch.com.  I am using them to publish books.  The first children's book project is underway - The Night Owl Rooster at the Early Bird Barnyard.  My son, Nicholas, is working hard on the illustrations.  It's fun to be tag teaming with him.  I am equally jazzed to have a poetry book in the making.  Give Me Words is the culmination of many years' private prayer time, waiting on the LORD, the scribblings of a soul pounding out its faith in rea...
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Opened for Business

Posted by Keith Howard on Monday, July 5, 2010, In : Publishing 
I had a goal to have 4th of July fireworks.  Didn't quite make it.  But there are sparks on the 5th.  GoldSash Publishing is now your one stop shop for creative compilations.
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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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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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A little bit about


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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