Then Sings My Soul (CD)
It's no secret. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir just keeps getting better. Now, some of the Choir's most requested music has been newly recorded for Then Sings My Soul. From the glorious, soul-stirring hymn "The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning" to the soothing strains of "Lead, Kindly Light" and the sing-along melody of "There is Sunshine in My Soul Today," each song in this collection is a time-honored favorite. Then Sings My Soul includes associated conductor Mack Wilberg's magnificent new arrangements of such classics as "High on the Mountain Top," "How Firm a Foundation," "Redeemer of Israel," and "Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee." Also featured are updated versions of perennial favorites like "O Divine Redeemer," "The Lord's Prayer," "How Great Thou Art," "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," and "Abide with Me."
1. How Great Thou Art
2. How Firm a Foundation
3. I Will Sing with the Spirit
4. Sunshine in My Soul
5. Holy, Holy, Holy
6. All Things Bright and Beautiful
7. The Lord Is My Shepherd
8. Redeemer of Israel
9. O Divine Redeemer
10. Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
11. The Lord's Prayer
12. I Know That My Redeemer Lives
13. High on a Mountain Top
14. Nearer, My God to Thee
15. Lead, Kindly Light
16. Abide with Me; 'Tis Eventide
17. The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning
18. The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Review from The Buffalo News:
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Then Sings My Soul, the Orchestra at Temple Square, Craig Jessop, Mack Wilberg (Mormon Tabernacle Choir). There's something comforting about the Mormon Tabernacle Choir moving serenely into the third millennium. Here's an art that, for better or worse, hasn't changed in 50 years. This collection's square, solid, impeccably orchestrated arrangements tell more than words can the strength of the hallowed, heartland-of-America Protestant singing tradition. "How Great Thou Art," a thrilling version complete with flute bird calls, "Abide With Me," "Holy, Holy, Holy" (a masterpiece of excess with chimes, trumpets and a drum roll) and a soaring "Nearer, My God To Thee" are like, well, rocks of ages. John Rutter's effervescent "I Will Sing With the Spirit" stands out as a rare, albeit benign, nod to modern times. Review: 3 stars (out of 4) (Mary Kunz Goldman)
About the Author
The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world’s fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s recordings have achieved “gold record” and two have achieved “platinum record” status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
comforts the Soul
by Irene - reviewed on September 24, 2008
I listen to this CD when I down or need to "re-group". It is very calming and relaxing. I recommend it for all, even children.
by Roberto - reviewed on December 31, 2006
I understand the purpose of the new sound quality, every voice is clearer than other recordings, I feel exelent the quality, is another perspective of the choir.
by Customer - reviewed on April 11, 2006
I just purchased this CD having thoroughly enjoyed Consider the Lilies, expecting this one to be as good and was disappointed--not in the songs or arrangements themselves but in the quality of the recording. I don't know if I got a bad CD or what but it just doesn't have the quality that Consider the Lilies does--the sound is not nearly as full and rich.
by Kim - reviewed on September 30, 2008
Good music, as expected. Very peaceful. Some of the songs make me think of angels singing. I would recommend this to everyone!
Not as good as what I hoped for
by Dean - reviewed on February 29, 2008
This suite of songs is wonderful, but I can't help but be disappointed in the the production. The choir sounds muffled and either it seems to meld into the orchestra or be overwhelmed by it. The orchestra instrumentation doesn't sound crisp to me either. The talent and arrangements are there, but the final product is less than I had hoped for.
Heaven Sent !!
by Customer - reviewed on October 10, 2007
I have this CD and its beautiful. I love the music 'The spirit of god like a fire is burning' I love all the music The choir sings on this CD, I have several of their CDS their voices are priceless. Heaven Sent
by Customer - reviewed on September 30, 2008
This is a great CD
by Customer - reviewed on October 02, 2008
A great CD
by Customer - reviewed on September 14, 2008
I love to listen to this CD on Sundays. It is so uplifting and is definitely a CD that I listen to over and over again. I also like to listen to it while I'm driving.
by Customer - reviewed on September 16, 2008
I love to listen to their music esp. on sundays
by Bethany - reviewed on October 08, 2008
This is a really good, relaxing, beautiful collection of music. I sometimes listen to it as a I go to sleep.
by Customer - reviewed on October 01, 2008
I love listening to this CD. It fills my home with the Spirit.
by Customer - reviewed on October 17, 2008
It puts the spirit into my home every time I put this CD on. I love hearing songs from the tabernacle choir. It buoys me up when I listen to them.