This electrifying guitar-based collection 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.
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.
This edition includes instrumental inserts for selected titles for Guitar II, 1–3 C Instruments, Cello, Bass.
Peace Is Flowing Like a River - At Dawn - Ave Maria (Schubert) - You Are Mine - God’s Grace - Hymn to Joy - Shepherd Me, O God - Covenant Hymn/O Waly Waly - For the Beauty of the Earth - Winds of the Spirit - Holy God, We Praise Thy Name - The Breath of God - God of All Creation