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Advent Music

Page CXVI. Advent to Christmas. Boulder: SoundCloud/Page CXVI, 2013. mp3 audio download. $9.99.  (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:
Awake My SoulCome, Thou Long Expected JesusComfort, Comfort, Now My PeopleO Come, O Come, EmmanuelAngels We Have Heard on HighO Come, All Ye FaithfulSilent NightExpect 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 …

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. (LHP)

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

Lectionary Psalms: the Revised Grail Psalms (As Found in Lead…

Received for Review

The Project. Martyrs Prayers. Indianapolis: Saints and Survivors, 2012. (Audio CD, $12.99.) mp3 audio download, $9.99. (HN) 
Page CXVI. Advent to Christmas. Boulder: SoundCloud/Page CXVI, 2013. mp3 audio download. $9.99.  (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) (LH)

Carrico, David. 1635: Music and Murder (Ring of Fire). Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2013. 518 Pages. Kindle e-book. $4.99.  (N)
Flint, Eric, David Carrico. 1636: Seas of Fortune (Ring of Fire). Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2013. 485 Pages. Kindle e-boo…