The following Engle Media CDs and more
can be purchased at Englemart.
- NEAT SONGS # 1
- by Steve's Dusty & Co. ventriloquist puppets.
- Sing Along with Dusty & Company
- 14 familiar sing-along songs
- Saint Judas Passion
- full-scale Engle Lenten musical
- New Century Singers Farewell Concert, 1966
- 1960's folk music group
- A JINGLE MERRY CHRISTMAS
- puppet original holiday songs.
- HOVEY-JO SLAYBUCK'S GREATEST COUNTRY MISSES
- country and novelty songs
Steve created his first song at age 14. Encouraged and mentored by his high school choral director, Francis Nogle, he wrote and conducted his first anthem with his school choir. This was also a time of writing, arranging, and playing in a dance combo.
|A trio from that combo, The
Varsitymen, released Steve's first
recorded song in the fall of 1962. This
led to a stage performance with Minnie
Pearl, Roy Orbison, The Isley Brothers,
George Hamilton IV and Ray Stevens,
(l. to r:) Steve, Tuck Carty, George Diffenbaucher
In 1963 Steve spent several months
writing, arranging, recording (and starving!) at
a small studio in Baltimore, MD with (then unknown)
country star Charlie Daniels, ("The
Devil Went Down To Georgia.")
Juniata College days, Huntingdon, PA were spent
with the New Century Singers (1964-'66),
a folk group that performed live and on record.
Two highlights were opening for comedian Dick
Gregory at Lycoming College, Williamsport,
PA, cutting three records, (produced by Ray Vernon,
brother of rock guitar legend Link Wray) and receiving
an invitation to appear on Johnny Carson's
TONIGHT SHOW which, unfortunately, came
after the group had disbanded.
In 1970, while working for the
La Verne, CA, Church of the Brethren, Pastor Leland
Wilson encouraged Steve to write a song for the
church's Annual Conference. That effort, I See
A New World Coming (Beyond A Dying Sun) has
been a popular Brethren hymn for over 30 years as
well as other denominations, and has appeared in
A 1970 album, Look to the Light was also recorded using Jim Covington's FAR WEST Studio, Burbank, CA.
In 1971, after being denied permission to
use excerpts from JESUS CHRIST SUPESTAR at the La
Verne Church, Steve set about creating his own Lenten
musical. With the invaluable feedback and encouragement
of choral director, Gerry Pence, the SAINT
JUDAS PASSION, was premiered in March 1972.
It was later presented at the 1973
Brethren Annual Conference as well as on a double
LP album recorded at the former RCA Studios, Hollywood.
There have since been performances across the country.
The album has now been reissued on CD.
A CHRISTMAS PATCHWORK was premiered
in 1975. 13 numbers for chorus, soloists and instrumental
ensemble-a favorite for local church performance.
In 1997 Steve was invited to compose and conduct a number for his hometown's Bicentennial
Celebration in Waynesboro, PA.
III - The Record Herald
Engle leads the mixed chorus in the performance
of "Our Waynesboro Home" written especially
for the Waynesboro Bicentennial. Engle is
a Waynesboro native.
In December 1999 his latest full-scale musical, "RUMORS OF ANGELS, A Story of Mary and Joseph" was premiered at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, sponsored by Juniata College President, Dr. Thomas Kepple, Jr.
TOM SAWYER 'N FRIENDS
- A suite of six songs or the Bonita High
School Chamber Singers,
La Verne, CA for
a 1976 bicentennial tour of the east coast.
That tour included a performance at the
Kennedy Center Lobby, Washington,
on "California Composers Day."
In a harmonically rich, nostalgic Americana
style the piece lends itself well to some
costuming and staging/choreography.
approx. 17 minutes.
Prologue/ Rollin'Home/ Tom & Becky/ White
Washin' the Fence/ Two on a Raft/ Rollin'
Available for performance.
To listen to excerpts of
all songs, click here: (DOWNLOAD)
(NOTE: This is an old "live" recording of the Bonita Chamber Singers
at the Claremont Playhouse, Claremont, CA. The performance is
fine but the recording quality not so good.)
Playing time: 3:33
|LORD GOD, WE GATHER IN YOUR
- Hymn for the Manassas, VA, Church of the
Manassas, VA 1995.
COME HOME TO THE
- Song for the Village at Morrison's Cove Centennial,
Martinsburg, PA, 2003.