Rob Stroh - Everlasting Arms

Published Monday 24th December 2012
Rob Stroh - Everlasting Arms
Rob Stroh - Everlasting Arms

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 132564-19812
LABEL: Maestroh

Reviewed by James Orotayo

Using skills crafted for the film and TV industry Mr Stroh here presents an album of 10 improvised piano pieces that can be used in the background for prayer and meditation times. The opener "Invited In" has a light and teasing trill that hooks you in and then goes on to treat you to the improvisations that characterise this artist's approach. "All Around The World" and the title track stand out from the rest because they both have chord playing reminiscent of modern worship songs and the latter even has something akin to a melody line. Having learned his craft at the Purcell School and then the Royal College of Music, Rob worked as a professional horn soloist before turning to soundtrack composition. For this album, released last year, the London-based writer took inspiration from a verse in Scripture that speaks of God's protection and support. Launching an album of tracks played by a single instrument may seem unusual in an era dominated by bands, but if you are looking for something to draw a congregation into deeper worship this CD should be in your library.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Marie Monette in Canada @ 05:18 on Mar 4 2020

Hi Rob! God bless you! I just want to thank-you for using your gifts/talents for the kingdom of God! We need more artists who will confidently identify themselves as followers of Jesus, and share their music with the church of Christ. I was amazed when I logged onto my Whisperings Purestream webplayer, accidentally brushed the mouse, and your site popped up on my screen. LOL! Actually, I don't think it was an accident! The snippet of one of your songs that I heard was AWESOME!!! Could you possibly direct me to a place where I can listen to a sample of "Everlasting Arms?" Kindest Regards, Marie

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