Sunday, November 24, 2013

Advent Music

Page CXVI. Advent to Christmas. Boulder: SoundCloud/Page CXVI, 2013. mp3 audio download. $9.99.  (H)
Advent to Christmas is the first of three projected Church Calendar albums by a group we've reviewed on a couple of occasions, Page CXVI.

This brief album of seven tracks left me wanting more. I pray there will be more in their Church Year series. Tracks include:
  1. Awake My Soul
  2. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
  3. Comfort, Comfort, Now My People
  4. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  5. Angels We Have Heard on High
  6. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  7. Silent Night
Expect new and modified melodies. Expect to be able to sing along to the hymn texts you already have memorized while listening in your car.

This album is more edifying to me than secularized "Siberian Steamroller" mall musak that retailers have already begun playing. Hear comfort in Christ. Hear words supported by freshened music.

Advent to Christmas releases on December 3.

The Rev. Paul J Cain is Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sheridan, Wyoming, Headmaster of Martin Luther Grammar School, Yellowstone Circuit Visitor (LCMS Wyoming District), a permanent member of the Board of Directors of The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education, Wyoming District Worship Chairman, Editor of QBR, and author of 5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Congregation a Caring Church.