About Us - Who is Sharon Austad Bagley
About Sharon Austad Bagley
Sharon Austad Bagley loves music. She sings, plays the piano, writes music and lyrics, and creates hymn arrangements. She is a happily married mother of 8 children and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (LDS), both of which have served as motivation for her music.
This Sacred Music
The music in the volumes of "The songs of Holiness Series" is fully referenced to the scriptures to support its doctrinally correct lyrics and to encourage scripture study and growth in each gospel concept referenced within each song.
This site differs from other sacred music websites, in that each song is accompanied with a performance recording to give the singers, pianists, and conductors an idea of the proper tempo, as well as additional performance suggestions. The hymn arrangement recordings consist of instrumentals without voices - to give just a basic idea of how they should sound.
About the voices
Thus far, the voices recorded are mine, my children's: (Stephanie Gibson, Melissa Miller, Norman Bagley, Anamarie Barlow, Mariella Yates, (whose violin talents were also used), Amanda Nay, Laura Billman, and Jacob Bagley), my Son in Law, Joseph Billman, my granddaughter, Lindsy Sue Billman, age 4, singing "Nowhere Else On Earth" and "One Bright Star", my 9 year old grandson singing "I Know Who I Am", and my granddaughter Hannah Gibson at age 9, singing "Constant Companion".
This Music's Mission and Purpose
Regarding this music and its lyrics, they are gifts from the Lord. My only desire is to be an instrument in His hands and for this music to fulfill its purpose and mission which is: to bear witness of Jesus Christ and HIs Atonement and to help prepare the Saints spiritually for HIs Second Coming. I hope and pray that you will enjoy this music. It has taken a tremendous amount of work to get it to this point.