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Melodious Accord - Alice Parker
Sweet Manna

Almighty Maker, God
My Thoughts, That Often Mount the Skies
When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold
Ye Boundless Realms of Joy
How Pleased and Blessed Was I
From Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts
What Is Our God, or What His Name
My Soul, Triumphant in the Lord
To God, in Whom I Trust
Hear Me, O Lord, nor Hide Thy Face
My Soul, the Great Creator Praise
How Short and Hasty Is Our Life
How Soft the Words My Savior Speaks
Through Every Age, Eternal God
Return, O God of Love, Return
My God! The Spring of All My Joys
Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

Directed by Alice Parker

The 17 varied early American songs of praise found in songbooks published between 1790 and 1830 in "Sweet Manna" give us a glimpse of the musical life of the early settlers and the changing modes of Christian worship as the country developed. The rich variety of lyrics and tunes include cheerful gathering songs like "My God, the Spring of All My Joy;" slow, reflective moods as in "Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts;" sprightly dances: "When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold;" and joyous marches: "My Soul, Triumphant in the Lord." Fuguing tunes like "How Pleased and Blessed Was I" and "Through Every Age, Eternal God" release their energies; while more modal melodies like "Return, O God of Love, Return" shed a quiet grace. The mixed a cappella voices of MMA are strong and soaring, and these powerful songs are sung with spirit and feeling, and it is easy to imagine being in the congregations where they were first sung, joining in wonderful choruses of praise.

Item code: 6867C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States | Companion Songbook Available

Related: Shapenote Music

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Melodious Accord | 6867b | Songbook | $16.98 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available

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