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Melodious Accord - Alice Parker
Sweet Manna

Song NameArranger
Almighty Maker, GodAlice Parker
My Thoughts, That Often Mount the SkiesAlice Parker
When Some Kind Shepherd from His FoldAlice Parker
Ye Boundless Realms of JoyAlice Parker
How Pleased and Blessed Was IAlice Parker
From Deep Distress and Troubled ThoughtsAlice Parker
What Is Our God, or What His NameAlice Parker
My Soul, Triumphant in the LordAlice Parker
To God, in Whom I TrustAlice Parker
Hear Me, O Lord, nor Hide Thy FaceAlice Parker
My Soul, the Great Creator PraiseAlice Parker
How Short and Hasty Is Our LifeAlice Parker
How Soft the Words My Savior SpeaksAlice Parker
Through Every Age, Eternal GodAlice Parker
Return, O God of Love, ReturnAlice Parker
My God! The Spring of All My JoysAlice Parker
Brethren, We Have Met to WorshipAlice Parker

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

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