Brian J. Nelson: Responsorial Psalms for Advent and Christmas
Reviewed by Jim Logue, Jr.
by Jim Logue | Source: Grapevine - GVonline.net
As a parish organist, I am always looking for quality music to use at Mass. Brian J. Nelson has composed this series of responsorial psalms for use at Mass during Advent and Christmas. This recording features tenor David Adams and soprano Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins, organist Sunny J. Son, and the Liturgical Choir of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at the University of Kansas.
These psalms are beautifully composed and recorded. While the music is composed for liturgical use, the CD sounds good enough to play other times as well. The interchange of the solo voice and the choir is something that I have always enjoyed hearing, and is cathedral-quality here.
Here is the track listing:
Let Us Go Rejoicing
May God Bless Us in His Mercy
Lord, Make Us Turn to You
Lord, Come and Save Us
Sing to the Lord a New Song
My Soul Rejoices in My God
Forever I Will Sing the Goodness of the Lord
Let the Lord Enter
Today is Born Our Savior
A Light Will Shine on Us This Day
Cry Out With Joy and Gladness
The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord
Lord, Every Nation on Earth Will Adore You
Blessed are They Who Dwell in Your House
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