Sacred Guitar

by Ryan Tilby

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Sacred Guitar is a treasure. Ryan Tilbys’ brilliant musicianship and love for God simplify the hymns in a way that seems to capture the innocence of life, while maintaining a call to action in spiritual things. The album provides an atmosphere of prayer, meditation, and soul searching amidst the adversity of mortal life.

    Song List:
  1. The Lord is my Shepherd - Thomas Koscha
  2. Nearer, My God, to Thee - Lowell Mason/For the Beauty of the Earth - Conrad Kocher
  3. Going Home -based on Largo from 9th Symphony 'From the New World' by Antonín Dvořák
  4. Secret Prayer - Hans Henry Petersen
  5. Love at Home - John Hugh McNaughton
  6. Lovely Morning - Ryan Tilby
  7. Jesus of Nazareth, Savior and King - Hugh W. Dougall
  8. Onward, Christian Soldiers - Arthur S. Sullivan / Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel - Will L. Thompson
  9. Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy - Philip Paul Bliss
  10. Master, the Tempest is Raging - H. R. Palmer
  11. Hope - Ryan Tilby
  12. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - from Stralsund Gesangbuch
  13. Amazing Grace - Traditional

"In these hymns I hope you find the message their writers meant to convey. It’s a great responsibility to play sacred music. I’m not much of a singer, and my guitar has always been the voice I use to praise God. The reverent arrangement and solo guitar approach is deliberate; I’d like the listener to sense the emotion of the piece, not the extravagant complexities and multiple passes of guitar. I love my Savior and His kindness to me. To Him and all those He has put into my life, I give thanks." —Ryan Tilby

About the Author

Ryan Tilby

Ryan Tilby is a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer known for his broad palette of sounds and styles. Tilby is a Utah state champion on banjo, guitar, and mandolin as well as a winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition. He has performed at Telluride, Merlefest, FanFest, RockyGrass, and at hundreds of festivals across the United States and has toured through Europe twice. Ryan is also an in-demand studio musician for clients around the world.

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Best in my library
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Like probably a lot of other people I know, I have a special playlist on my iPod for Sundays, specifically. Ryan Tilby's now two albums are the only titles that cross the line from "Sunday stuff" into "everyday stuff". It's not all crazily arranged into pieces that become unrecognizable. They're simple, they're elegant, and they're beautiful. Worth every cent.

soothing
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The next best thing to a Calgon bath....take me away!

Gorgeous.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

We love this collection of acoustic guitar hymn arrangements at our house. Ryan Tilby is a brilliant musician and arranger.

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