My friend Judy Hubbard asked me to develop an arrangement for this song.
Please be advised that the song is written from a PRO-LIFE and CHRISTIAN perspective.
It is a song about a woman who feels guilt and shame about the choice that she made 19 years ago to have an abortion. She wonders if God can forgive her.
The song’s writer, Judy Hubbard, performs the vocals.
Vocals were recorded with Rode NT-1/ ART Tube MP preamp.
During mixdown, vocal was patched through Alesis Nanocomp compressor.
I arranged and performed the instruments:
Acoustic Piano,Strings, Cymbal rolls - Garritan Personal Orchestra
Electric Piano - Yamaha DX-200
Bass - Yamaha MU-80
Drums - Live Acoustic Drums
Sample of an ultrasound recording of the heartbeat of a 16 week fetus was used to make the rhythmic sound in the intro. ( it was slowed down to match the song tempo)
To listen, please navigate to my motagator site and select the song "My Choice":
Beautiful work on this, Robert, really lovely; deeply moving.
The single thing I might suggest on the mix is perhaps pull the vocals back just a little. To me (using headphones, anyway) she's a little too out front. [Edit: I see 88 beat me to that while I was typing... lol.]
As for the perspective... I doubt a heart-wrenching decision like this haunts only those of pro-life Christian beliefs; but every woman, and man, who has ever made such a choice.