A Thousand Ages

by John Ferguson

Item #: CD-474     Status: Available

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Description:

A thousand ages in your sight, a line from Issac Watt's hymn paraphrase of Psalm 90, provides the inspiration for this celebration of hope with the St. Olaf Cantorei, under the direction of John Ferguson.

This gorgeous live recording features impeccable choral singing and festive instrumentation, bringing life to tunes and texts from around the world. "Come, All You People," an African hymn, is full of exciting rhythms and beautiful harmonies. The celebration continues with the classic German chorale Lobe den Herren. Versions of "O God, Our Help in Ages Past," "All Creatures of Our God and King," and "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" are just a sample of the many beautiful, innovative arrangements of traditional hymns by John Ferguson on this recording. Music and arrangements by William McKie, Alexander Gondo, William Byrd, Egil Hovland, Joseph W. Clokey, Mark Hayes, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Edward Tyler are also featured.

In the spirit of the new millennium, reflections on God and the passing of time are included, as well as a reading of the story of Creation from the Book of Genesis.

The CD booklet includes the text of all reflections as well as the text of all songs on the recording. Listening to this recording, you'll want to follow along in the spirit of this joyous hymn festival...you may even want to join the choir in song!

Format: CD

TRACKS INCLUDED ON ALBUM

TITLE ARTIST TIME
1
We Wait For Thy Loving Kindness - William McKie John Ferguson N/A
2
Come, All You People/ Praise to the Lord, the Almighty John Ferguson N/A
3
O God, Our Help In Ages Past (ST. ANNE) - Arr. John Ferguson John Ferguson N/A
4
Sing Joyfully Unto God - William Byrd John Ferguson N/A
5
The Glory of the Father - Egil Hovland John Ferguson N/A
6
Reading: The Creation Story, Adapted From Genesis John Ferguson N/A
7
All Creatures of Our God and King (LASST UNS ERFREUEN) - Arr. John Ferguson John Ferguson N/A
8
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (VENI EMMANUEL) - Arr. John Ferguson John Ferguson N/A
9
Two Kings - Joseph W. Clokey John Ferguson N/A
10
He Comes To Us As One Unknown (REPTON) - Arr. John Ferguson John Ferguson N/A
11
Ah, Holy Jesus (HERZLIEBSTER JESU) - Arr. John Ferguson John Ferguson N/A
12
The Strife Is O'er (VICTORY) - Arr. John Ferguson John Ferguson N/A
13
Day By Day (BLOTT EN DAG) - Arr. Mark Hayes John Ferguson N/A
14
Shall We Gather At the River (HANSON PLACE) - Arr. John Ferguson John Ferguson N/A
15
Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge - Ralph Vaughan Williams John Ferguson N/A
16
For the Fruit of All Creation (AR HYD Y NOS) - Arr. John Ferguson John Ferguson N/A
17
Saint Teresa's Bookmark - Edward Tyler John Ferguson N/A

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