Hymns

Jens E. Christensen, Morten Frank Larsen, Joanna Stroz - Bent Lorentzen: Erotic Hymns (2012) [Re-Up]

Bent Lorentzen: Erotic Hymns; Triplex; Flamma; Saturnus; Motets (2012)
Jens E. Christensen, organ; Morten Frank Larsen, baritone; Joanna Stroz, percussion

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Vocal | Label: Dacapo | # 8.226568 | Time: 01:02:00

Erotic Hymns (1998) is a sacred song cycle in which composer Bent Lorentzen (b. 1935) combines Baroque and contemporary Danish poetry in a fascinating exploration of the relationship between erotic and religious experience. This world premiere recording by baritone Morten Frank Larsen and organist Jens E. Christensen also features three of Lorentzen's major organ works and concludes with a chorale motet cycle, balancing the CD in beautiful symmetry.

John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns (2011)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 5, 2018
John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns (2011)

John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns (2011)
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Country Rock, Roots Rock, Americana | New West Records #NW6206

Since John Hiatt and the major labels decided to go their separate ways around the turn of the century, his approach to record making has been direct and organic; most of his albums have sounded as if Hiatt and his sidemen put them together without a lot of fuss, placing the emphasis squarely on Hiatt's dependably strong material and tough, flinty vocal style. But 2011's Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns is a more polished and ambitious affair than Hiatt has delivered in years. The sessions were produced by Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with Aerosmith, the Black Crowes, Dream Theater, and Journey, and though his approach isn't especially intrusive, the sound of this record is certainly more luxurious, with the guitars sounding bigger, the drums booming a bit louder, and strings and keyboards decorating several tracks and the arrangements, gaining a greater sense of drama along the way.
Cyrus Chestnut - Blessed Quietness: A Collection Of Hymns, Spirituals And Carols (1996)

Cyrus Chestnut - Blessed Quietness: A Collection Of Hymns, Spirituals And Carols (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 157 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Covers included
Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 82948-2 | Time: 00:51:29

Cyrus Chestnut covers a wide range of hymns, carols and spirituals on this outstanding solo piano CD. A very dramatic "Holy, Holy, Holy" would inspire any congregation, while the rich voicings in "We Three Kings" are subtle yet moving. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" is the most compelling track, with a thought-provoking arrangement that makes great use of space.

The Verve - Urban Hymns (Super Deluxe Edition) (1997/2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 1, 2017
The Verve - Urban Hymns (Super Deluxe Edition) (1997/2017)

The Verve - Urban Hymns (Super Deluxe Edition) (1997/2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,13 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 769 Mb | 05:36:22
Alternative Rock, Shoegaze, Dreampop | Label: UMC, Virgin EMI

Universal will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Verve‘s Urban Hymns in September with a reissue campaign that includes a 5CD+DVD super deluxe edition and a massive 6LP vinyl box set. All formats feature a remastered version of the album (the work of Chris Potter and Metropolis’ Tony Cousins) and the super deluxe edition box set adds four further CDs offering B-sides, remixes, session tracks, BBC Sessions and two discs of unreleased live performance from the era, including the May 1998 hometown show in front of around 35,000 fans at Haigh Hall, Wigan.
Isabel Bayrakdarian - Mother of Light: Armenian hymns and chants in praise of Mary - 2016

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Mother of Light: Armenian hymns and chants in praise of Mary
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | PDF | 2.18 GB
Classical | Delos/DEL 3521

Soprano sorceress Isabel Bayrakdarian, acclaimed internationally for her glittering accomplishments on both stage and screen, presents – in this hypnotically alluring album of Armenian sacred music – a more spiritual aspect of her multifaceted musical persona…

Madeleine Peyroux - Secular Hymns (2016) {Impulse!)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 10, 2016
Madeleine Peyroux - Secular Hymns (2016) {Impulse!)

Madeleine Peyroux - Secular Hymns (2016) {Impulse!)
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Genre: Vocal Jazz

2016 marks Madeleine Peyrouxs twentieth anniversary as a recording artist with the release of Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating melange of funk, blues and jazz.
The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional (2016)

The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional (2016)
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Genre:Progressive Rock | Country: USA | Label: Equal Vision Records | RDR 124

Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional is the seventh full-length studio album by American rock band The Dear Hunter. It was released on September 9, 2016 via Cave and Canary Goods and Equal Vision Records. The album is the fifth installment in a six-part series. It follows the conclusion of Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, in which the story's main character is confronted by his nemesis and forced into blackmail.
Gidon Kremer & The Kremerata Baltica - Hymns And Prayers (2010) {ECM 2161}

Gidon Kremer & The Kremerata Baltica - Hymns And Prayers (2010) {ECM 2161}
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Genre: Classical, Post-Modern, Romantic

A beautifully-recorded album from master violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata, Baltica, spanning a wide range of music, all of it broached with conviction. Hungarian composer and pianist Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer from the Serbian province of Vojvodina has written eight hymns in commemoration of the film director Andrei Tarkovsky, an artist he has called a homo moralis whose remarkable visions cast a small but significant light on the tragic world of the previous century. Georgian composer Giya Kancheli contributes a silent prayer for two of his most important musical associates: the cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and the violinist Gidon Kremer.
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - John Tavener: Two Hymns To The Mother Of God, Ikon Of Light (1994)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - John Tavener: Two Hymns To The Mother Of God, Ikon Of Light (1994)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 156 mb
Genre: classical

The Sixteen, lead by Harry Christophers, perform the works of John Tavener highlighing two pieces, "Two Hymns To The Mother Of God" and "Ikon Of Light". This was released by Collins Classics.
'Rejoice, the Lord is king!': Great Hymns from Westminster Abbey (2014)

'Rejoice, the Lord is king!': Great Hymns from Westminster Abbey (2014)
Robert Quinney, organ; The Choir of Westminster Abbey; James O'Donnell, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68013 | Time: 01:08:46

This 2014 Hyperion collection of 22 hymns sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey is a straightforward presentation of familiar versions for choir and organ. For the most part, the arrangements are conventional four-part settings, with occasional interpolations of seldom-heard harmonizations and descants, and the performances by the men and boys are appropriately reverent and joyous. The majority of selections are hymns of praise, including Praise, my soul, the king of heaven; Thine be the glory; and Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, though Drop, drop slow tears; I bind unto myself today; and Let all mortal flesh keep silence bring a more somber and penitential mood to the program. The recordings were made in late 2012 and early 2013 in Westminster Abbey, so the sound of the album is typically resonant and spacious, and the choir has a well-blended tone, though the trade-off for the glorious acoustics is a loss of clarity in some of the words.