A Thousand Ages - CD
Item #: CD-474
A thousand ages in your sight, a line from Issac Watt's hymn paraphrase of Psalm 90, provides the inspiration for this celebration of hope with the St. Olaf Cantorei, under the direction of John Ferguson.
This gorgeous live recording features impeccable choral singing and festive instrumentation, bringing life to tunes and texts from around the world. "Come, All You People," an African hymn, is full of exciting rhythms and beautiful harmonies. The celebration continues with the classic German chorale Lobe den Herren. Versions of "O God, Our Help in Ages Past," "All Creatures of Our God and King," and "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" are just a sample of the many beautiful, innovative arrangements of traditional hymns by John Ferguson on this recording. Music and arrangements by William McKie, Alexander Gondo, William Byrd, Egil Hovland, Joseph W. Clokey, Mark Hayes, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Edward Tyler are also featured.
In the spirit of the new millennium, reflections on God and the passing of time are included, as well as a reading of the story of Creation from the Book of Genesis.
The CD booklet includes the text of all reflections as well as the text of all songs on the recording. Listening to this recording, you'll want to follow along in the spirit of this joyous hymn festival...you may even want to join the choir in song!