"Sounds of Healing" is a soaking worship experience that was recorded live at Encounters Network during the School of the Warfare of the Heart. I'm excited to share this music with you, and to introduce you to the beautiful sounds and musical skills added by Linda Bernstorf on the violin, and Tom Shinness playing classical guitar, mandolin, and cello. We came together to soak in the Presence of God, and to be refreshed. Without any agenda or subject in mind, we embarked on a spiritual and musical journey that encompassed many things from expressing our hearts to God sometimes with words, and sometimes without prophetic declarations, listening to God's heart for us, and feeling the joy and thankfulness that comes from kno ... more
This album is a return to Fernando's roots – a mixture of both hymns and new songs composed by Fernando with simple and thoughtful arrangements. It was produced by Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss,Nickel Creek) and features background vocals by Alison Krauss, Susan Ashton,Vince Gill, Dan Tyminski, Marsha Skidmore, Jonathan and Amanda Noel, among others.
Comprised of stellar keyboard and vocalist, Allan Hall and sibling vocalists Todd and Nicol Smith, this trio has achieved renowned success within the Christian marketplace. Initially, focused on reinterpreting original hymns into their own harmonious style, Selah, an award winning group sets its sights on continuing a growing sales pattern and winning and influencing music consumers well beyond the Christian marketplace.
Fernando Ortega`s fifth album of Christian worship music follows on in a logical progression from his previous releases. His delicate, acoustic-accompanied renditions of these songs have a lot in common with folk music, as opposed to the rock tradition adopted by many contemporary Christian artists. It`s to his credit that he gently draws the listener in over the course of the album with a combination of subtle hooks and fine songwriting.
He`s joined by Christian pop legend Amy Grant on Joseph Hart`s 18th-century hymn "ComeYe Sinners, Poor and Needy," which is given a folk-rock treatment almost worthy of Steeleye Span. Meanwhile, Ortega`s own "Light of Heaven" is the most pop-flavored song in the set. STORM is a fine ... more