This electrifying guitar-based recording of instrumental music-produced by Stephen's friend David Haas-is a satisfying blend of traditional hymns and contemporary pieces as well as several charming original instrumental compositions.
Recorded with the utmost attention to sonic detail, the music encompasses a variety of styles that will satisfy everyone's musical taste. A traditional classical guitar treatment accents Schubert's "Ave Maria," while Beethoven's "Hymn to Joy" is showcased with a light, Southern blues arrangement. David Haas's haunting "You Are Mine" is delivered in a simple, straight-forward style, while "Winds of the Spirit" receives a more blues/new-age, full-blown treatment. "God of All Creation" and "At Dawn" both draw on a very modern pop style.
The reflective feel of the recording provides a relaxing respite from the proceedings of everyday life. Arrangements are warm and soothing, yet with enough zest and verve to make for an exciting collection.