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Hymns In Velvet

Song NameArranger

Great Is Thy FaithfulnessDerric Johnson

Jesus, Lover of my SoulDerric Johnson

Just a Little Talk With JesusDerric Johnson

Spirit of GodDerric Johnson

I Must Tell JesusDerric Johnson

A Mighty Fortress Derric Johnson

I Walked Today Where Jesus WalkedDerric Johnson

O Love That Will Not Let Me GoDerric Johnson

Just As I AmDerric Johnson

It Is Well With My SoulDerric Johnson

Go Down MosesDerric Johnson

Holy GroundDerric Johnson

Jesus Is His NameDerric Johnson

More Than WonderfulDerric Johnson

Produced by Derric Johnson Directed by Derric Johnson

Velvet: a rich fabric. The harmonies of Regeneration: sumptuous, angelic outpourings of rejoicing, of which velvet is a most fitting adjective. Carrying on in the mode established by the best-selling "Christmas In Velvet" volumes one and two, the fourteen traditionals and hymns contained here (ten of which were released a few years ago in a now out-of-print recording entitled"Pure Silk"), are inspiring not only because of their thematic content of praise, but because of the arranging of Derric Johnson, the group's director. To study a Derric Johnson arrangement is to contemplate the canon of a master. Key to his style is his seamless blending of classical choral and jazz idioms that are fresh, yet easy to assimilate. What could be more uplifting than the gloriously ascending intervals of "More Than Wonderful," ending in an epic high note? The serene and resonant "Holy Ground" is set against a backdrop of plush oohs and aahs. The countermelodic texture of "Just As I Am" is engaging but never excessive. The men and women of Regeneration (some of whom moonlight as Walt Disney World's "Voices of Liberty"), could not be more pristine in their performance. Their control, phrasing and interpretation is textbook perfect. All in all, "Hymns in Velvet" is an exercise of pure enjoyment.

Item code: 5340C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Christian  | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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