All Souls Orchestra - Prom Praise: Loves Excelling

Published Friday 25th March 2016
All Souls Orchestra - Prom Praise: Loves Excelling
All Souls Orchestra - Prom Praise: Loves Excelling

STYLE: Orchestral
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 156276-23471
LABEL: Integrity 000768650721
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
EXTRAS: bonus DVD
RELEASE DATE: 2015-10-02
RRP: £14.99


Reviewed by Stella Redburn

All Souls have been running Prom Praise for over 40 years. If you've never been or never heard any of the annual album releases, it's a spectacular event, inspired by the BBC Proms, and features All Souls, Langham Place's renowned symphony orchestra of 100 players led by Noel Tredinnick, a choir of 500 and a selection of top contemporary artists and worship leaders. Usefully, the package includes a DVD and a CD, so you can watch it to get the full atmosphere, but still re-live it in your car. There are congregational hymns like the grand "O For A Thousand Tongues", join-in worship with big names Reuben Morgan and Matt Redman, alongside popular classics like Puccini's "O My Beloved Father" beautifully sung by Michelle Todd. Virtuoso keyboardist Richard Lennox features in Addinsell's "Warsaw Concerto" (piano) and Saint-SaŽn's "Symphony No. 3" (organ). When Prom Praise started out it was pretty groundbreaking to marry classical music with contemporary worship the way they do. But it works well, perhaps apart from the "Pomp And Circumstance March" where the new hymn words instead of "Land Of Hope And Glory" just sound affected.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Pomp And Circumstance March No.1 In D (Glory In The Highest) [Listen]
2. Love Divine All Loves Excelling [Listen]
3. Mighty To Save [Listen]
4. Warsaw Concerto [Listen]
5. O My Beloved Father From Gianni Schicchi [Listen]
6. The Father's Song [Listen]
7. Meditation From Thais [Listen]
8. Let It Be Jesus [Listen]
9. Finale From Symphony No.3 In C Minor (Organ) [Listen]
10. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross [Listen]
11. Medley - Were You There - He's Alive [Listen]
12. Lord I Give You My Heart [Listen]
13. O For A Thousand Tongues [Listen]

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Product Description
Prom Praise is a spectacular and extravagant event, which has been running for over 40 years. It combines a full symphony orchestra and 300 piece choir with the sounds and songs of contemporary artists and worship leaders. Each year the All Souls Orchestra under the leadership of Noel Treddinnick and umbrella of Langham Arts host Prom Praise in the magnificent setting of the Royal Albert Hall.

This years album, Loves Excelling features song-writers Matt Redman & Reuben Morgan alongside side American artist Christy Nockels and Soprano Michelle Todd.

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