Dingeman Coumou - An Alm For The Love Of God

Tuesday 1st June 1999
Dingeman Coumou - An Alm For The Love Of God

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Reviewed by Chris Tozer

The classical guitarist and composer Augustin Barrios Mangore was inspired to write the title piece of this album when a lady in search of financial support interrupted his work with a plea for "An aim for the love of God". Clearly the acclaimed Dutch guitarist Dingeman Coumou was also on the receiving end when the gift of making good music was being handed out. There may be instrumental albums a-plenty on the market but few can charm a weary listener as much as this one. Other tracks include a duet for two Renaissance lutes, a Hebrew folk song based on Psalm 133 and a delightful interpretation of the song "El Shaddai" that Michael Card originally wrote as an early hit for Amy Grant. Although there are only five tracks on this CD, the superb quality of the music more than makes up for any lack of quantity. Hopefully this mini collection can serve as a taster in anticipation of a longer album to follow. I shall be first in the queue.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Dingeman Coumou @ 23:04 on Jul 19 2008

Good News for those Who want to hear: "An Alm for the Love of God."
I have decided to place this little album on my website: www.coumou.nl/cds in mp3 format.
Feel free to download this album. And if you wnat to make your own cd the booklet is available in pdf format.
Your comments are welcome also on the contact pate of www.coumou.nl

God bless you!

Dingeman Coumou, guitar and lute player.

Posted by anon. in UK @ 10:52 on Nov 27 2007

Its not aim for the love of god, but ALM for the love of god...

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