Studio Pictures

The Echo House, Songs of the Evening Light Acoustical Recording Studio

This page contains pictures taken inside “The Echo House, Songs of the Evening Light Acoustical Recording Studio,” where many of my recordings of the Evening Light Songs were done. The walls were decorated with approximately 70 pictures of authors of words and music of the Evening Light Songs. I have since moved from that location and no longer have The Echo House, but I am endeavoring to share all the pictures that hung on its walls in the Songwriters Gallery of this website. The sharing of the pictures on that page is a work in progress which I hope to complete soon.

Songbook display

This cabinet inside the studio contained a display of the songbooks published by the Gospel Trumpet Company, from the first one in 1885, up to the final one (Songs of Zion) before the publishing of Evening Light Songs by Faith Publishing House. They were in order as follows:

  1. Songs of Victory, 1885
  2. Anthems From the Throne, 1888
  3. Echoes from Glory, 1893
  4. Songs of the Evening Light, 1897
  5. Salvation Echoes, 1900
  6. Youthful Praise, 1903
  7. Truth in Song, 1907
  8. Select Hymns, 1911
  9. Songs of Grace and Glory, 1918
  10. Reformation Glory, 1923
  11. Melodies of Zion, 1926
  12. Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1930
  13. His Praise Anew, 1936
  14. Gospel Glory (No Date)
  15. Gospel Glory #2, 1936
  16. Gospel Gems #2 (No Date)
  17. Waves of Devotion (No Date)
  18. Echoes of Praise (No Date)
  19. Songs of Zion, 1940
  20. Evening Light Songs (First Edition, Published by Faith Publishing House, 1949)
Left front corner of studio room
Right front corner of studio room
Antique pump organ, similar to the one in the music room of the Gospel Trumpet Company where Truth in Song was compiled in 1907.
Back right of studio room. Tape racks are filled with hundreds of cassette tapes I have recorded through the years.
Back left corner of studio room
Recording equipment.

Farthest to the left is my 4-channel cassette tape recorder by which I recorded the 4-part harmony of the songs. The 4-channel recorder had the capability of playing one or more tracks and recording on another at the same time. Therefore, I was able to record the first part, or melody, of the song on track one, then play it and sing and record the tenor part on track two, then play those two parts and sing and record the alto part on track three, then play those three parts and sing and record the bass part on track four. Care was taken to sing each part according to the notes, or written music of the song. After completing each 4-part recording, I downloaded it onto a regular cassette tape or CD.