Margaret Rizza - Psalms

Tuesday 1st July 2003
Margaret Rizza - Psalms
Margaret Rizza - Psalms

STYLE: Hymnody
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Kevin Mayhew 1490103
RRP: £10.20

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Anyone familiar with Margaret’s previous albums ‘Fountains Of Life’, ‘Fire Of Love’ and ‘Light In Our Darkness’ will recognise that her settings of Psalms featured here are compiled from those earlier albums. The performances by the St Thomas Music Group are of a mixed standard but when everything comes together, like on the haunting “O Domini, O Christe” with a wistful cello intro and blissfully transcendent work from the choir, the effect is breathtaking. Rizza’s work is as the sleeve says, “wonderfully melodic” and for those looking for classically orientated meditative music, this compilation bares investigation.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. O Give Thanks To The Lord [Listen]
2. The Lord Is My Light [Listen]
3. In God Alone [Listen]
4. Send Forth Your Spirit [Listen]
5. The Lord Is My Light And My Salvation [Listen]
6. "O Domine, O Christe" [Listen]
7. Bless The Lord My Soul [Listen]
8. Your Word Is A Lamp [Listen]
9. "O Lord, My Heart Is Not Proud" [Listen]
10. "O Lord, Listen To My Prayer" [Listen]
11. I Will Bless The Lord [Listen]

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