Friday, December 29, 2006

Albums that I Love #5: Joyspring

Joyspring

Is it Friday again already?

Given the recent Christmas holiday, I decided that today would be a good week to talk about my favorite album of spiritual music. Joyspring is an instrumental album of piano arrangements of hymns by Kurt Bestor. A companion of mine had this tape when I was on my mission, and I was able to trade him for "The Messiah" by the Tabernacle Choir. When I got home, I asked for the CD for Christmas and its definitely an album that stands the test of time. I just really enjoy these piano arrangements.

Given that the songs are all instrumental, I'm not sure I can think of things to say about each track, but here's whats on the album.

1. Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning
2. Nearer, My God, to Thee
3. Love One Another
4. A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
5. I Need Thee Every Hour
6. Sweet is the Work
7. Abide with Me; 'Tis Eventide
8. I Know That My Redeemer Lives
9. The Lord's Prayer

3 comments:

lovestrong said...

J, I bought Ocean Avenue based solely on your recommendation. I put it on my Nano and listened to it for the first time today while running. I had the time to listen to it twice. I'm so glad I bought it. And you're right...it's strong from start to finish. I don't know if it's an album I would have bought without a recommendation, so thanks. Their lyrics are strong and they're great to run to...

j said...

Glad you liked it. And fun to know that someone reads these. :)

lovestrong said...

Your blog is one of my faves! Of course I read...