Whether it's your family gathered around the piano or a congregation accompanied by an organ, hymn-singing remains a meaningful worship experience. Featuring The London Philharmonic Choir, The Amen Choir & London's National Philharmonic Orchestra. 72 traditional hymns on 2 CDs.
Through out its history, Word Records has been the home to some of Christian Music's most prolific artists and powerful songs. Capturing these most memorable moments from the past 30 years, Word Records introduces The Definitive Collection.
With a total of 32 volumes in the series, The Definitive Collection will release 8 new titles every quarter, highlighting the very best artists and songs from Word's storied history. Future titles include collections from Mylon LeFevre, First Call, Petra, 2nd Chapter Of Acts, Benny Hester, Guardian and many more.
Handel's Messiah is a timeless testimony of God's goodness and faithfulness. As executive producer, Billy Ray Hearn's intention with this Messiah recording was to make it more friendly to the 'man in the pew' by using a choral conductors, Jon Alldis, and modern orchestration. The purpose was to show this to be the greatest praise and worship composition ever. The Hallelujah chorus is a favorite for traditional weddings.
Make His Praise Glorious features many works recorded for the first time. The program opens with Samuel Adler's Psalm of Dedication, followed by Charles Ives' rendition of Psalm 90. The next four pieces make up Alan Hovhaness's Make a Joyful Noise, with the final motet, Make His Praise Glorious, giving the recording its name.
Two of the great composers of the Romantic era, Mendelssohn and Brahms brought their great melodic gifts and deeply felt expression to the motet form. The clarity and meaning of the sacred texts was of primary importance to both composers, and their study of Palestrina and Bach strongly influenced the style of these superb works. This recording features the rarely performed motet Austiefer Noth by Mendelssohn; and three Brahms motets written as chamber music for voices, yet rich and varied in expression.