We wanted to create a music album that would reflect the culture of San Antonio, Texas, one of America's most romantic cities. We found that one style was not enough to express the musical heart and soul of this great city, so we decided to choose four or five different genres of music for a concert that would give the audience sort of a sampler plate of more than human romance, divine romance! We took Timothy Birt, an extraordinaire opera tenor, and asked him to perform this selections for the album. He graciously agreed to become a musical ambassador for his city; thus, he performs a concert that includes three songs of his own classical style with orchestral accompaniment. Taking into account that this is Texas, he sings three songs in country style, with a fiddle in the band. San Antonio is the capital of Tejano music; therefore, Tim dares to sing in Spanish a couple of happy Conjunto/Tejano pieces. With all the Mexican presence in the city, it was vital that we included some mariachi songs to reflect that proud heritage. Finally, the city was founded by Spaniards coming from the Canary Islands; honoring those roots, Tim sings a flamenco style bolero in Spanish, including castanets. What brings these different genres of music and two languages is their common theme of human relationship as a reflection of our relationship with God. The songs, without being spiritual or religious, tell us about God, angels, virgins, saints, heaven, temptation, prayer, love, and endless commitment, in a romantic way.
The songs in this album originally come from the movie, Temptation of the Miracle Weaver, produced and filmed entirely in San Antonio, Texas by 180 Media Group in 2011, starring Timothy Birt and Gigi Erneta. Roberto Rosas wrote the songs initially for that movie based on his novel by the same title. Timothy Birt only gives us a little taste of each of these songs in the movie, so it was necessary to create a separate album that would allow his vocal talent to reach music lovers all over the world with the full compositions. We thank all the other excellent artists on our team who contributed with their God-given talents for the realization of this musical jewel, Herb Rice, Joe Tobar, Ivan Luna, Alex McCumba, Raymond McCumba, Frank Ramirez and Kurt Baumer.
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy this concert/CD as if you were enjoying a frozen margarita with a grilled beef fajitas plate at a River-Walk restaurant in beautiful Downtown San Antonio. These are all positive message songs to listen to or even dance to at a wedding anniversary, a birthday or any other party where a happy variety of music is welcome.