Simplicity,Harp & Strings

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Review Text Simplicity: Harp & Strings delivers two-discs' worth of contemporary Christian instrumentals that, as the title implies, are arranged for just a harp and a string quartet. Disc one concentrates on harp and woodwind-based renditions of such traditional hymns and spirituals as "The River Is Wide," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." Disc two, meanwhile, offers string quartet-based performances of "Rock of Ages," "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." While the performances on this collection are certainly more atmospheric than versions of these songs with vocals, they still have a feeling of reverence. Unlike many contemporary instrumental albums, Simplicity: Harp & Strings has an appealingly, well, simple production, as opposed to a slick, tinny sound. "Be Thou My Vision," "Jesus Loves Me" and "For All the Saints" are some of the other highlights from this collection, which makes for relaxing but spiritual background music; more creatively, it could also work as accompaniment for singers who want to perform these songs. ~ Heather Phares

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Amazing Grace - 6:46
  2. 2. River Is Wide - 4:19
  3. 3. Beautiful Savior - 4:12
  4. 4. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - 4:56
  5. 5. Come, Thou Almighty King - 4:30
  6. 6. My Faith Looks Up to Thee - 3:21
  7. 7. Jesus Loves Me - 3:17
  8. 8. Simple Gifts - 4:57
  9. 9. Faith of Our Fathers - 4:56
  10. 10. Abide with Me - 8:31
  11. 11. Softly and Tenderly - 5:18
  12. 12. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - 5:29

CD: 2

  1. 13. Holy, Holy, Holy - 3:22
  2. 14. Were You There? - 4:21
  3. 15. For All the Saints - 4:41
  4. 16. Like a River Glorious - 3:06
  5. 17. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded - 4:04
  6. 18. Rock of Ages - 4:41
  7. 19. Glory to His Name - 3:13
  8. 20. Mighty Fortress Is Our God - 4:57
  9. 21. Be Thou My Vision - 4:03
  10. 22. Amazing Grace - 4:31
  11. 23. Battle Hymn of the Republic - 3:22
  12. 24. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - 3:23

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4/20/04 

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