Sunday, August 23, 2009

Watch My Latest Webinar!

On Thursday evening, we held our Meet & Greet for moms to learn more about the online, interactive Bible study I am co-hosting for Homeschool Connections. If you want to watch the recording and learn more about our plans, click here (it's about an hour).

There are still a few spaces left for the study! Here are the details on that. Go here to sign up now! (If you try to sign up and get directed to the waiting list, please sign up, we are considering opening up more spaces!) The basic information is...

We will meet every other Thursday evening,
September 3 through November 12 at 8:30-10:00PM Eastern.
by Kimberly Hahn (moms read two chapters to prepare for each meeting).
The cost is $10 to go towards a scholarship fund.
All you need are the book, an Internet connection,
speakers or earphones, and a microphone.

Let me know if you have questions!

CD Review: L'Angelus ~ Sacred Hymns

I truly enjoyed this beautiful music from L'Angelus! Their mix of instrumentation with vocals and acoustic sound is simply breathtaking. To be completely honest, guitar is one of my least favorite instruments, especially for sacred music, so there were a couple of songs which I will regularly skip. Nevertheless, the remaining tracks are so masterfully done, I will listen to them again and again, and even a few with guitar are so excellent, they won my approval.

I did enjoy the diversity in the music, as well, from Spanish to Irish to Latin to a hint of country, it is all done well! You will enjoy guitar, bass, piano, fiddle, cello, accordion, violin, organ, french horn, keyboard, mandolin, whistle and vocal talent that is beyond compare..all from one family!

Here are some brief notes on a few of my favorite tracks:

  • Ave Maria ~ This one is beautiful and light, full of joy!

  • T'irai la Voir Un Jour ~ With precise instrumentation and angelic voice, I felt as if I was sitting in a French cafe amid flowers and a sunny breeze.

  • Salve Regina ~ The vocals for this hymn give new definition to angelic, and its lack of instrumentation is truly brilliant.

  • Muerto Para El Mundo ~ While my Spanish is in need of work, this song was so sincere that I did not have to work to understand the love put into its production.

  • Holy God We Praise Thy Name ~ Nothing could be more traditional and sacred than traditional organ hymns; this one is nearly perfect.

This talented family truly has it all. The music is well-played and does not sound amateur at all. The girls' voices are absolutely heavenly, and they are what really made this CD worth it. To listen to such familiar and traditional hymns sung with such sincerity is uplifting and calls me to a presence of mind, which other Christian music fails to inspire. The entire family will enjoy this gem!

You can purchase this CD here.

I wrote this review of Sacred Hymns for the Tiber River Blogger Review program, created by Aquinas and More Catholic Goods. For more information and to purchase, please visit Aquinas and More Catholic Goods.

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