Sunday, November 24, 2013

Advent Music



Page CXVI. Advent to Christmas. Boulder: SoundCloud/Page CXVI, 2013. mp3 audio download. $9.99. http://pagecxvi.com/   https://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/silent-night  http://youtu.be/D1HyErnS86A  http://pagecxvi.com/preorder  (H)
Advent to Christmas is the first of three projected Church Calendar albums by a group we've reviewed on a couple of occasions, Page CXVI.


This brief album of seven tracks left me wanting more. I pray there will be more in their Church Year series. Tracks include:
  1. Awake My Soul
  2. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
  3. Comfort, Comfort, Now My People
  4. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  5. Angels We Have Heard on High
  6. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  7. Silent Night
Expect new and modified melodies. Expect to be able to sing along to the hymn texts you already have memorized while listening in your car.

This album is more edifying to me than secularized "Siberian Steamroller" mall musak that retailers have already begun playing. Hear comfort in Christ. Hear words supported by freshened music.

Advent to Christmas releases on December 3.




The Rev. Paul J Cain is Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sheridan, Wyoming, Headmaster of Martin Luther Grammar School, Yellowstone Circuit Visitor (LCMS Wyoming District), a permanent member of the Board of Directors of The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education, Wyoming District Worship Chairman, Editor of QBR, and author of 5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Congregation a Caring Church.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Received for Review


Ham, Ken. Six Days: The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2013. 256 Pages. Paper. $13.99. www.masterbooks.net (LHP)

Purdom, Georgia, General Editor. Galapagos Islands: A Different View. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2013.  104 Pages. Cloth. $18.99. www.masterbooks.net (LHP)

Schroeder, Joel Allen, Director. Dear Mr. Watterson. (Documentary about the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes and its enduring cultural legacy) Pre-release online screener. LINK TO PHOTOS: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/va0mpzpc5hdhezs/3diNu9abNE (LHPN)

Finale 2014. Eden Prarie, MN: MakeMusic, 2013. Music notation/composition software. Windows/Mac. (Retail: $600; Academic/Theological: $350; Upgrade from Finale, previous version $139.95; Trade up from Allegro: $300; Trade up from PrintMusic: $400. Trade Up from SongWriter: $450; Switch from competitive product $139.) http://www.finalemusic.com/products/finale/ (LH)

Lectionary Psalms: the Revised Grail Psalms (As Found in Lead Me, Guide Me Second Edition). Chicago: GIA, 2013. Audio CD set. $29.95. www.giamusic.com (LH)  

Lectionary Psalms: the Revised Grail Psalms (As Found in Lead Me, Guide Me Second Edition). Chicago: GIA, 2012. Spiral sheet music. $34.95. www.giamusic.com (LH) 

Lead Me, Guide Me (Second Edition). Chicago: GIA, 2013. Cloth Hymnal. $15.50. www.giamusic.com (LH) 





Friday, November 8, 2013

Received for Review



The Project. Martyrs Prayers. Indianapolis: Saints and Survivors, 2012. (Audio CD, $12.99.) mp3 audio download, $9.99. www.themartyrsproject.com (HN) 

Page CXVI. Advent to Christmas. Boulder: SoundCloud/Page CXVI, 2013. mp3 audio download. $9.99. http://pagecxvi.com/   https://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/silent-night  http://youtu.be/D1HyErnS86A  http://pagecxvi.com/preorder  (H)

Getty, Keith and Kristyn Getty. Live at the Gospel Coalition: Modern and Traditional Hymns (Songbook). Nashville: GettyMusic, 2013. 44 Pages. Paper. $14.99. (downloadable version available for $11.99) http://www.gettymusic.com/ (LH)


Carrico, David. 1635: Music and Murder (Ring of Fire). Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2013. 518 Pages. Kindle e-book. $4.99. http://www.baen.com/  http://www.amazon.com/1635-Music-Murder-Ring-Fire-ebook/dp/B00F96EOT8/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383968779&sr=1-2  (N)

Flint, Eric, David Carrico. 1636: Seas of Fortune (Ring of Fire). Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2013. 485 Pages. Kindle e-book. $8.59. http://www.baen.com/  http://www.amazon.com/1636-Devils-Opera-Ring-Fire-ebook/dp/B00F8N7WD2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383968976&sr=1-1&keywords=1636+seas+of+fortune  (N)

Flint, Eric, David Carrico. 1636: The Devil's Opera (Ring of Fire). Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2013. 528 Pages. Kindle e-book. $8.59. (Hardcover available for $18.48.) http://www.baen.com/  http://www.amazon.com/1636-Devils-Opera-Ring-Fire-ebook/dp/B00F8N7WD2/ref=la_B001ITXFV8_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383969128&sr=1-2  (N)

(The books above are available in digital and paper formats.)

Grantville Gazette, Volumes 42-50. Moore, OK: 1632, Inc., 2012-13. Digital downloadable file (various formats). Subscription rates vary. http://www.grantvillegazette.com/ (N)