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William Appling Singers: Shall We Gather

Liberty Hall
Rise, Shine, for Thy Light Is A-Coming
Welwyn
Pisgah
Poor Rosy
I've Just Come from the Fountain
Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler
Nettleton
Wondrous Love
Gospel Train
Shining Shore
More Love
In Mercy, Lord
Beautiful River
Some of These Days
The Old Ship of Zion
St Peter
Missionary Chant
Inching Along
Watchman
Hurry On, My Weary Soul
Morning Trumpet
He's a Mighty Good Leader
Hold On
Resignation
We Shall Walk Through the Valley

Most of the hymns on this recording were written in the 19th century or before, when Americans in general thought more about God than they do today. The hymns and spirituals on this recording are among the great discoveries faith has made about itself, through words and music that now belong to us all. For a period of about 250 years, from the arrival of the Puritans to nearly the end of the 19th century, the most pervasive musical form in America was the hymn. While Protestant hymns and Negro spirituals were certainly the predominant hymnody in America throughout this time, other denominational hymns were written and sung as well. The first hymnal for the Jewish congregation in Charleston, South Carolina was compiled in 1843 and the Shakers have given us some of the most beautiful and interesting religious songs that have been written in America. This recording was made at a live concert at Christ & St. Stephen's Church in New York City. Beautifully sung by the William Appling Singers, this recording will satisfy both the Americana scholar, the music lover and those of faith.

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Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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