Description: Orchestra and Choir, Instrumental & Vocal Combinations
Release Date: 2004
Length: 77 minutes
Hymns are about praising God. They provide for us great hope, comfort and inspiration. In Hymns of the Forefathers II, Paul Terracini conducts the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Vox Ecclesiae in arrangements of some of Christendom's best loved hymns.
Many have inspiring stories behind them. Out of the tragedy that befell Horatio Spafford's family in the middle of the Atlantic came 'It is Well with my Soul'. 'Blessed Assurance' was penned by a remarkable woman, Fanny Crosby, who spent her life in darkness. 'Amazing Grace' has long since become an international favourite, breaking down barriers in all corners of the world; so much so that many people are not even aware that it too started its life humbly as an English hymn, written by a man who had captained a slave trading ship! 'How Great Thou Art' originated in Sweden before making an arduous journey to the USA where it has become a classic.
A beautifully presented booklet containing the hymn verses and their historical backgrounds is also included to give the listener a full appreciation of the context of the hymns.
Hymns of the Forefathers II may also be found in Cherished Hymns, a 3 Album Collection containing two additional titles by Paul Terracini.
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