Paul Terracini, The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - A Symphony Of Hope: Geoff Bullock

Published Tuesday 18th March 2008
Paul Terracini, The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - A Symphony Of Hope: Geoff Bullock
Paul Terracini, The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - A Symphony Of Hope: Geoff Bullock

STYLE: Orchestral
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 42487-13421
RRP: £11.99

Reviewed by Philip Croft

I'm not really a fan of albums which purport to be soothing, refreshing rearrangements of familiar worship songs. For me worship songs are for singing to God at the top of your voice in church and so the idea of listening to this double album (previously released as two separate CDs 'Hope' and 'The Heart Of Worship') of worship songs penned by Australia's Geoff Bullock and rearranged for the renowned Czech orchestra wasn't something to look forward to. I'm glad to be able to tell you though that this is actually quite good. Unlike so many artists who just take songs and simply arrange them for an orchestra without doing much else Mr Terracini has actually gone out of his way here to genuinely try and do something innovative with them - so much so that some are not even immediately recognisable. I'm sure the shear talent and class of the Prague Symphony Orchestra also has much to do with making this sound as good as it does too - my favourite was the familiar Hillsong "Power Of Your Love" which could easily be mistaken for the soundtrack to a grand epic movie. In truth I'm not going to rush out and buy the next collection that I see of my favourite worship songs performed in a classical style but this album has at least convinced me that done properly it can be a worthwhile listen.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. You Rescued Me [Listen]
2. I Am Carried [Listen]
3. The Heart Of Worship [Listen]
4. No Longer I [Listen]
5. How Deep The Father's Love For Us [Listen]
6. Shout To The Lord [Listen]
7. Lord Of Mercy [Listen]
8. Emma [Listen]
9. I Will Never Be [Listen]
10. Luke's Song [Listen]
11. Beautiful Saviour [Listen]
12. Shine Jesus Shine [Listen]
13. The Power Of Your Love - Bonus Track [Listen]

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Product Description
Geoff Bullock wrote the song 'The Power Of Your Love' and with that stirred the hearts of thousands. When he put his plan in motion to write a symphony with the renowned Prague Symphony Orchestra, this song became the foundation for the piece.
Both CDs with the majestic rendition of the 'Symphony Of Hope' are now available in a beautifully designed box set. A must for those who love (classical) orchestral music!

Reader Comments

Posted by Mattie G in Holland @ 13:44 on Jul 26 2008

I just found out about this music and I like to listen to it when I spent time with God, so I think this is a very good album to show God my love for Him in this way. Thank You Lord for music like this and thanks to mr. Paul Terracini who produces this album.
Mrs. M.J.Gideonse-de Bree

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