Monday, May 8, 2017

Music Review: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and friends

Deseret Book sent me a copy of this album and asked me to share my thoughts with you, my readers.  All opinions are my own.



MOTAB and Friends---What a fun album! I am a lover of many kinds of music from opera to country and even some hip hop. How they managed to make so many genres blend together so cohesively I'll never know, but definitely works 

I've always been a James Taylor fan and loved this rendition of The Lonesome Road. Homeward Bound was probably my favorite. What a beautiful voice Brian Tercel has. And what a blast to hear sweet Angela Lansberry share her first impressions of the song Beauty and the Beast and how she came to develop her character for Mrs. Potts. 

This one is being released just before Mother's Day on May 12 so if you want to get the perfect Mother's Day gift do not hesitate! Head over to Deseret Book ASAP! 

In the meantime. Follow the link below to preview this Album!  ENJOY!



Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Friends

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has collaborated with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers over the years. For this album, the Choir has assembled an unprecedented collection of recordings taken from standout performances over the past 15 years. Most of these performances were recorded live at the 20,000+ seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, some real gems were uncovered or created specifically for this album, including a performance recorded live before millions of viewers at the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics (Sting & Yo-Yo Ma performing "Fragile") and new recordings such as Amy Grant's "Thy Word," The King's Singers' "I'm Running On," and Santino Fontana's "He Lives in You."


Album includes 11 tracks:






  • Fragile, feat. Sting & Yo-Yo Ma
  • The Prayer (from Quest for Camelot, feat. David Foster
  • Thy Word, feat. Amy Grant
  • That Lonesome Road, feat. James Taylor
  • He Lives in You (from The Lion King), feat. Santino Fontana
  • How Can I Keep from Singing?, feat. Renee Fleming
  • Through Heaven's Eyes (from The Prince of Egypt), feat. Brian Stokes Mitchell
  • Vitae Lux, feat. Sissel
  • Homeward Bound, feat. Bryn Terfel
  • Beauty and the Beast (from Beauty and the Beast), feat. Angela Lansbury
  • I'm Runnin' On, feat. The King's Singers

  • About the Author

    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world's fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's recordings have achieved "gold record" and two have achieved "platinum record" status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the Philadelphia Orchestra.


    Come back soon,
    Suzy

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