Music by Elma Mayer

Enjoy this random and / or seasonal collection of songs!
Please add your comments below.

Welcome Winter

Welcome Winter

I wrote this non-denominational Winter Holidays song in 2006 for my son’s 2nd grade class. Sung by then-seven-year-old Moss Woodbury, it celebrates the yin-yang of dark and light.

c and p 2006 Elma Mayer

Pass It Down – a Thanksgiving Song

Pass It Down – a Thanksgiving Song

I wrote this blue-state-country song with my husband-and-favorite-songwriter, Brian Woodbury. Performed by Town and Country.

Click the video above to listen for free.

c and p 2010 Elma Mayer and Brian Woodbury

The Green Shade

One of my old art-pop songs, for some perspective.
Sounds like Franz Schubert, Steve Reich and UK Le Guin if she wrote music.

To listen on your computer for free: [sorry, this is temporarily unavailable]

Click Here to purchase on iTunes

c and p 1996 Elma Mayer

Comments

  1. Wonderful songs… I feel like coming home…
    Thank you for sharing Elma. Lots of love OXXO : )

  2. Oh my! I was thoroughly enjoying the performance and appreciating the lyrics of the Thanksgiving song and then it went to Spanish…room for us all…I got chills! Wow. Beautiful. I am in Mexico writing to you. Congratulations on writing a beauty. Needs to be on the radio.

  3. Anna Tronson says:

    Welcome Winter deeply touched me.

  4. Maudie from Australia says:

    It’s beautiful and relaxing thank you very much

  5. Thank you Elma. You always lighten my heart and put a smile on my face. love Sheila

  6. Pramod Kumar Satpathy says:

    Most Respected Elma Mam, Truly you are wonderful, I don’t find any words to express. Thanks you a lot.
    Pramod Kumar Satpathy from Odisha State, INDIA.

  7. elma – i bought this as soon as you put it up – i love it touches me deeply –

    BUT now it is the song that i
    can listen to and think of the 20 children of sandy hook.
    i wish the families could hear this – it would help their hearts
    i will play it for mine on christmas day.

  8. Here in the South hemisphere, we enter in summer time. But this song is pure, simple and healing.
    Thank you Elma!

  9. Despina Kambanis says:

    Truly beautiful. Thank you and blessings.

  10. Elma – You are a marvel – awesome! I’m so delighted to know you are also a musician and composer. Great songs! I really enjoyed this lovely gift. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

  11. Wow! There truly is NOTHING that our beloved Elma cannot do. Just three words: Fab-U-Lous!
    Loved it…and the Mariachis? Fantastic.

  12. @myke – wow, I didn’t even know that bootleg existed! Thx for letting me know!
    I’m probably on that cassette coz I did some vocals on TMBG’s Apollo 18 (“please pass the milk please” and “hey now everybody”)

    Here’s my other music from that era, those bygone Brooklyn days o’ the distant 20th century,:
    http://www.somephil.com/disc.html

    Hopefully new music coming soon… It’s been festering / fermenting for a while!

  13. Strangely, I got a copy of “The Green Shade” on a They Might Be Giants bootleg cassette many, many years ago, and I’ve been enchanted by that hissy, nth-generation cassette ever since. What a delight to find this MP3 here. Thank you so much! I’d love to hear more of your material from this era … perhaps a compilation?

  14. Camille Morgan says:

    Your music, your son’s fresh and innocent voice, the lyrics and your consciousness make for the most nourishing sound-soup of the season! Abundant gratitude for your presence on the web!

  15. BARBARA HARRIS says:

    Just listened to “Welcome Winter”. How beautiful! So sweet, pure, and powerful!!!! Thank you, Elma and Moss, for that lovely gift.

  16. Barbara Jarvik says:

    Thanks so much for welcome winter! I was hoping/waiting for it. & I LOVE the Green Shade. You are good!!!!

  17. marcia rickert says:

    Welcome Winter

    Thankyou Elma for sharing!!What beautiful lights We All Are!

  18. WELCOME WINTER: This little voice is beyond precious! We have a five year old in our family and I will use this as a teaching tool, good food for thought for a child to “get a sense of things” for how our Universe works. I loved the freshness of the enunciation and the enthusiasm and vigor of this young untouched expression.

  19. THE GREEN SHADE: Took me on a total sentimental journey from my CA home back to my hometown of Vancouver, B.C. I loved mention of all the colors, I felt like it was me on the journey every step of the way through the song. I resonated with every line, like I’d been there done that! QUIRKY, REFRESHING AND HEALING!

  20. Deborah Hixon says:

    HAPPY H0LIDAY BLESSINGS,H0W CREATIVE U R ELMA! L0VED THE C0NTRAST 0F ALL 3 S0NGS (ESP.Y0UR 7 YR.0LDS S0NG “WELC0ME WINTER”Y0UR CREATIVITY IS VERY SPECIAL… CAN’T WAIT 2 F0R Y0UR SACRED SING A L0NG HEALING CHANTS(I CAN INDEED FEEL/BELIEVE Y0UR V0ICE WAS MADE F0R HEALING)HAPPY TELESEMINAR SATURDAY(DEC 4 TH.)ELMA & THE INNER HEALING CIRCLE GR0UP…RADIATING 2 U ALL H0LIDAY/CHEER & J0YFUL BLESSINGS…(GREATFULG0DDESS)-DEBI

  21. Oh this is beautiful! It filled me with warmth and light! Thank you!

  22. Loved the song. My friend, Julie, knew to “pass it down” to me. Thank you and light and spirit to your gifts…

    Valerie (^-^)

  23. Rha Nickerson says:

    Thank you so much for sharing that song, Elma! It definitely brings “alignment” into what really is important. Pass it down!

  24. Julie Clevenger says:

    Wow What a wonderful song! I truly expect to hear it on the radio soon. Thanks so much for sharing!

  25. Jacqueline Allen says:

    Pass it Down is a wonderful song. Actually it does bring healing. I feel better already from smiling so much!!!

    Thank you for sharing this Elma!

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