Don Moen - Hymnbook: 16 Classic Hymns

Published Thursday 10th January 2013
Don Moen - Hymnbook: 16 Classic Hymns
Don Moen - Hymnbook: 16 Classic Hymns

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 130696-19702
LABEL: Don Moen 857437003032
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2012-10-02
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Dave Palmer

The veteran American worship leader and producer presents his take on 16 classic hymns that have been recorded in Don's distinctive laid back and reflective style. The tracks are built upon a very simple instrumentation of piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and some occasional layers of Hammond organ, and are arranged with some pleasant, but subtle musical ideas such as the simple piano motif in "Our Great Saviour" or the ascending piano riff in "Abide With Me". However, overall the project lacks any great diversity in its mid tempo collection of arrangements, and whilst there are some delicate dynamic variations throughout each track, some of the hymns would have lent themselves to a more rousing interpretation. The actual choice of hymns feels very rounded and complete, combining both popular and lesser known works. From a musical perspective, it is very difficult to suggest that any one track stands out above another but each listener will have their favourite choices, such is the emotive nature of hymns. In that sense, if Don's intention was to strip away the complex arrangements and let the hymns speak for themselves then this project can be counted a success.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. All Creatures Of Our God And King [Listen]
2. Grace Greater Than Our Sin [Listen]
3. Our Great Savior [Listen]
4. He Giveth More Grace [Listen]
5. 'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus [Listen]
6. It Is Well With My Soul [Listen]
7. O God Our Help In Ages Past [Listen]
8. Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing [Listen]
9. Wonderful Peace [Listen]
10. My Jesus I Love Thee [Listen]
11. Great Is Thy Faithfulness [Listen]
12. I Surrender All [Listen]
13. Softly And Tenderly [Listen]
14. Abide With Me [Listen]
15. How Great Thou Art [Listen]
16. Holy Holy Holy [Listen]

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Product Description
For this album Don Moen has selected 16 of his favourite hymns, songs that have been a blessing to him through the years.

The simple, acoustic arrangements throughout the album focus on the familiar melodies and lyrics that have touched generations of listeners.

Don includes classic hymns such as How Great Thou Art and It Is Well With My Soul, along with personal favourites such as He Giveth More Grace and Wonderful Peace.

This collection of timeless hymns will be a blessing to you and your family for years to come.

Reader Comments

Posted by THILA in MALAYSIA @ 05:36 on Jul 22 2014

hi i request Hymnbook: 16 Classic Hymns by Don M , this song wording list .. coz i like to memorise this songs .. i want list all this songs by wording list ... kindly please email for me ..thank you god bless you



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