When pianist Monica Scott lost her nephew because he was born prematurely, she wrote “Carson’s Song” just for him. She performs it in this episode of Mormon Channel Studio.
“Before I had heard the news, I was tucking my own kids into bed that night and I had this melody in my mind. I didn’t think much of it. About five minutes later my mom called and said he had passed. The melody kept coming so I knew that was meant to be his. I wrote this as a little lullaby” she explains.
The Christmas medley she plays next is also in honor of a baby’s birth: that of Jesus Christ. In the song, she skillfully combines the tunes of “Silent Night,” “The First Noel,” and “What Child is This?”
Mormon Channel Studio is a weekly video series featuring hymn arrangements and original music by LDS musicians from across the nation.