Red River Hymnal – Christ the King Church (Austin, TX)
New album from the musicians at Christ the King Church in Austin, TX. Full of unique classical/folk tinged arrangements. See song notes below.
1. The Lamb Has Overcome
Original text and tune from Luke Morton – Great folk gospel jam with eucharist themes.
2. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
John Newton text with one of my favorite Shape Note tunes JEFFERSON
3. Comfort, Comfort, These My People
Classic advent text from Isaiah 40. Arrangement of traditional Genevan tune.
4. When Christ’s Appearing Was Made Known
Unique epiphany text written by Coelius Sedulius in the 5th century and translated from Latin to English by John M. Neale. Original music by Leonard Payton.
5. Psalm 134
The last of the psalms of ascents. Original tune and text by Bruce Benedict. Killer arrangement by Josh B.
6. I Know that My Redeemer Lives
One of my favorite hymns for Easter from the Shape Note hymnal (#277) with the ANTIOCH tune.
7. At the Name of Jesus
Words by Caroline Noel (1870), tune (KING’S WESTON) by Ralph Vaughn Williams. A new classic hymn that more churches should sing. Killer banjo based arrangement here.
8. Come, O Come, O Quickening Spirit
Words by Heinrich Held and original music by Joshua Bennetch. Text for Pentecost and ordination services.
9. Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning
Words by Reginald Heber. One of the more interesting, rustic Christmas/Epiphany texts that I know of. Great shape note tune STAR IN THE EAST.
10. Baptism Hymn
Original text and tune for a baptism.