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EPISODE #3
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE AMERICAN HYMN TRADITION

Episode No. 3 The American Hymn Tradition

Often overlooked, the United States has a unique style of hymnody finding its roots in the church music brought from Europe by the pilgrims, the American south, and the folk tradition of the Appalachians. Experience settings of the most beloved and recognizable American hymns including Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts, Wondrous Love and many others. Alongside gorgeous recordings of these melodies by classical performers like Anonymous 4, Yo-Yo Ma, Tenebrae, and our own David Ball on the Fred Swann Organ, this show also features some rarely-heard recordings of American Hymns by mainstream artists including Johnny Cash, Ed Sheeran, and even the “mother of folk” herself, Jean Ritchie.

EPISODE #2
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE MUSIC OF THE PSALMS

Episode No. 2 The Music of the Psalms

From the Latin motets of the Sistine Chapel deep within a 16th-century Vatican City to the Anglican tradition of the Cathedral of St. Paul’s in bustling 19th-century London, discover the universal beauty of the Psalms of David set in differing styles, genres, and languages. Featuring tracks from John Scott’s renowned recording of all 150 psalms from St. Paul’s, London and some newly-composed 21st-century psalms by living composers Fr. Jim Chepponis and Luke Mayernik.