Fount of Every Blessing (CD)
Covenant is pleased to present Fount of Every Blessing, a beautiful new album featuring the music of talented pianist Amy B. Hansen. This album includes stunning arrangements of 16 favorite hymns, with several combined into memorable medleys. Also included is the debut release of Amy’s original composition, “Journey.” Perfect for Sunday or any day listening, the fresh arrangements of this album will make it a favorite part of your listening library. Songs include:
About the Author
Having studied cello, voice, and piano, Amy Hansen earned a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in piano performance from Brigham Young University. She has served in the Church as an organist, music chairman, music director, and choir pianist. She currently resides in Utah, where she has a private piano studio and more than twenty students. She and her husband, Steve Hansen, currently reside in Utah and are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters.
More "spirited" than Spiritual!
by Dave - reviewed on October 13, 2011
Wow! This gal can play! Great “musical chops.” A very accomplished pianist. However, I found this CD to be more “spirited” than “spiritual.” These arrangements, while beautifully performed, are quite aggressive in nature, rather than the placid, calming, or soothing style I would normally associate with the Sabbath. Many of the arrangements are given a recurring, or similarly formulaic treatment of including one verse in the “obligatory” minor key. Hansen also repeatedly uses the full width and breadth of the piano keyboard to demonstrate her piano prowess. I guess I had been hoping for some music similar to the styles of Kurt Bestor, Jason Tonioli, Jim Brickman or David Lanz, which would be more introspective or reflective in nature. Instead, most of the tracks came across with the flair and showmanship of Liberace! I was hoping for something more subtle and soothing: more representative of Debussy. Instead, the music felt more dynamic and majestic, as in the style of Wagner. Don’t misunderstand. This music is very impressive. And I am pleased to have the CD in my collection LDS inspired instrumental music. It was just dramatically different than I expected. I will simply choose to listen to it on another day of the week, as it is a little too aggressive for my preferred listening on Sunday.
by Customer - reviewed on September 14, 2011
This cd is absolutely amazing. You can't help but feel the spirit when listening to it. I listen to it all the time!
by Customer - reviewed on November 08, 2011
The first time I heard Amy Hansen's debut album, "Piano Noel Classics," I honestly could not hold back the tears. I was equally impressed and touched with her new album, "Fount of Every Blessing." Her unique arrangements of classic Hymns sheds new light on their meaning and depth. I love her music and look forward to hear more!
by Customer - reviewed on August 17, 2011
Great CD, Love to listen to it on my way home from work. Great hymn choices also!
I recommend this!!
by sarah - reviewed on August 21, 2011
This CD is my favorite! We listen to it all the time. If you're looking for spiritual and uplifting music, then this is it.