John Michael Talbot - Worship And Bow Down

Published Tuesday 10th January 2012
John Michael Talbot - Worship And Bow Down
John Michael Talbot - Worship And Bow Down

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 116353-18727
LABEL: EMI Christian Music Group 0749383464220
RELEASE DATE: 2011-07-11
RRP: £12.98

Reviewed by Tim Holden

For his 52nd album the Franciscan friar has created a musical setting for the Mass, in particular the new translation of the Roman Missal and added to this 10 meditational songs that complement this "Mass Of Rebirth". John has stuck to his traditional gentle orchestrations, nimbly picked guitar and mellow vocals which result in a work that is very easy on the ear and certainly aids meditation of the Godhead. The Mass setting skilfully updates the medieval monastic chants into a modern style with rich multilayered vocals without losing its heritage and that sits well in the context of the whole album. The other tracks offer a tapestry of vocal lines on some beautiful melodies with accompaniments that range from pared back wind instruments through to full orchestrations. In today's Church few are able to match Talbot's unerring ability to deliver spirit-warming devotional music.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Worship And Bow Down [Listen]
2. In Remembrance Of Me [Listen]
3. Hind's Feet On High Places [Listen]
4. The Jesus Prayer [Listen]
5. Hail Mary [Listen]
6. Nothing Is Impossible [Listen]
7. Lectio Divina [Listen]
8. Breathe [Listen]
9. Sacred Silence [Listen]
10. Kyrie (from Mass Of Rebirth) [Listen]
11. Glory To God (from Mass Of Rebirth) [Listen]
12. Preface Dialog (from Mass Of Rebirth) [Listen]
13. Sanctus (from Mass Of Rebirth) [Listen]
14. The Mystery Of Faith (from Mass Of Rebirth) [Listen]
15. Lamb Of God (from Mass Of Rebirth) [Listen]
16. Dismissal (from Mass Of Rebirth) [Listen]
17. Open My Eyes [Listen]

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Product Description
No one bridges the two musical worlds of Catholic liturgical music and Contemporary Christian music like John Michael Talbot.
This new recording will bring the beauty of the Sacred Liturgy (the Catholic Mass) and its new translation to many, many ears and hearts. The new songs are vintage John Michael Talbot: scriptural, holy, melodic and very useful for personal and corporate worship.

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