In His Own Words is an aesthetic experience in which the listener hears the message of the Word proclaimed through both singing and narration. Both the narrative and lyric texts draw exclusively from the words of Christ. The musical composition consists of nine choral pieces, each intersected by underscored narratives and interludes. The various texts within the work are tied together thematically by the use of “I am” phrases : “I am the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Resurrection, the Good Shepherd, the Bread of Life”, etc.
Words and Music by:
Dan and Heidi Goeller
Arranged and Orchestrated by:
The In His Own Words recording features a performance by the University of Sioux Falls Chorale. The Chorale premiered the nine choral pieces at their 2006 Spring Concert. Two weeks later, they participated in the recording session. The orchestration was programmed by Dan throughout the summer and into the fall of that year. Once the score was recorded, Dan then mixed and mastered the entire project. In mid-December of 2006, the CD was officially released.