40 Hymns for Forty Days (Music CD) *
Artist: Paul Cardall
Featuring all new hymn arrangements for piano and strings. These tenderly performed 40 pieces are rich in melody and invoke an environment of prayer, meditation, and spiritual awareness. While there is no singing, this album beautifully allows the soothing lyrics and profound message of each hymn to flow naturally through the heart and mind of listeners. Paul is a Steinway artist and #1 Billboard pianist.
- Israel, Israel God is Calling
- Be Still, My Soul
- Come, Ye Children of the Lord
- Sweet Hour of Prayer
- There is Sunshine in My Soul
- Count Your Many Blessings
- The Lord is My Shepherd
- Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
- Great is Thy Faithfulness
- Come, Follow Me
- Jesus Said Love Everyone
- High On a Mountain Top
- For the Beauty of the Earth
- God is Love
- A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
- Dearest Children, God is Near You
- Gently Raise the Sacred Strain
- In the Garden
- Lord, We Ask Thee Ere We Part
- Glory to God on High
- DISC ONE
- Now Let us Rejoice
- The Spirit of God
- Were You There?
- How Firm a Foundation
- The Morning Breaks
- All Creatures of Our God and King
- Lead, Kindly Light
- Father in Heaven
- Fishers of Men
- Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
- God Our Father, Hear Us Pray
- Did You Think to Pray?
- God Be With You 'Till We Meet Again
- Upon the Cross of Calvary
- We Thank Thee O God For a Prophet
- I Need Thee Every Hour
- Truth Reflects Upon our Senses
- There is a Green Hill Far Away
- Redeemer of Israel
- I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go
This landmark 2-CD set includes the very best of Afterglow recordings: featuring Vol. 1 The Hymns and Vol. 2 Original Favorites in one convenient set for your listening pleasure. This Collectors Edition celebrates 25 years of the Afterglow classic harmonies and features their most requested Hymns and Original Favorites. A must have for your own LDS music library, and a great gift.
Internationally acclaimed pianist, producer, and film composer PAUL CARDALL is known for his unique, heartfelt musical style. Indeed, his fans say Cardall’s music literally soothes the heart and nurtures the soul. Such descriptions are ironically appropriate since the artist was born with essentially half a functioning heart. That life-threatening congenital defect as well as a series of difficult surgeries and heart-related illnesses have shaped Cardall’s musical style and inspired his dozens of popular melodic compositions and arrangements. Notably, his thirteenth studio album titled New Life debuted as the number one Billboard New Age album in February 2011 and held a position in the top five for more than 30 weeks. Radio stations reporting to Reviews New Age recognized New Life as the best album of 2011. Music critic Michael Debbage wrote, “There is no filler on this brilliant album that has even surpassed Yanni and Enya on the Billboard New Age Chart, hitting No. 1 without any major label support or media attention - Amazing!” The aptly named album was Cardall’s first recording after undergoing a life-saving heart transplant in September 2009. It was during the 385 days of waiting on the organ donation list that a hospitalized Cardall turned to blogging as a means of maintaining perspective while facing death and sharing his experience with family and friends. Over a million people followed the blog and own one of his albums. Cardall believes his music “has the power to heal and inspire others.” Indeed, audiences who attend a Paul Cardall concert or speech typically come away feeling more alive and grateful for all that is good in this beautiful, yet often chaotic world. One well-known fan, Fox News Anchor Bret Baeir, who has a son with a similar congenital heart defect, has said, “Paul inspires me and my family. He exudes optimism.” Steinway & Sons Artist Manager Jenn Gordan said, "Cardall's commitment to excellence in his artistic and professional achievements make it most appropriate that he is included on the Steinway Artist Roster, a list of the most accomplished and discriminating artists in the world." In addition to his recording career, Cardall founded his own record label Stone Angel Music in 1999. He launched cellist Steven Sharp Nelson's recording career with the popular "Sacred Cello Series" that debuted on the Billboard Classical Charts. Cardall also helped establish acoustic guitar virtuoso Ryan Tilby with a solo career. As part of his Stone Angel Music venture, Cardall owns a prestigious recording studio in the heart of Salt Lake City featuring a large orchestral live room, piano room, drum room, iso-booth, and two mix rooms; including offices for the record label. In addition to his music, Cardall actively promotes various causes involving congenital heart disease and speaking out about what has been described as the nation’s number one birth defect. He created an endowment at Salt Lake Community College that funds scholarships for students born with congenital disease. His long-list of awards and recognitions includes an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Utah State Board of Regents.
Paul Cardall never disappoints!!!
Posted by Megan on 9th Dec 2015
I have always loved Paul Cardall and have really been looking forward to his new album. He did not disappoint! The album has some of my all-time favorite hymns, like "Israel, Israel God is Calling", "Be Still, My Soul", and "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief". I love his originality and the simplicity of his piano arrangements. So soothing and peaceful. They really invite the Spirit and help create a peaceful environment. Perfect for Sundays or scripture study or just to feel the Spirit! I recommend this CD to anybody who loves beautiful piano music and/or church hymns!