RECORDINGS

LABEL: YOYO USA, INC.
CATALOG NUMBER: 15362
UPC NUMBER: 825083153623
NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
RUNNING TIME: 49:17
YEAR RECORDED: 2007
CD RELEASE DATE: MARCH 25, 2008
CONDUCTOR: JOHN RIGHTMAN
ORCHESTRA: GLASGOW FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
CHOIR: GLASGOW FESTIVAL CHORUS
SOPRANO: N/A
CONTRALTO: N/A
TENOR: N/A
BASS: N/A


AUDIO SAMPLES HIGHLIGHTS OTHER RELEASES



DISC ONE

1. Symphony     3:20
2. And The Glory Of The Lord    2:54
3. And He Shall Purify    2:26
4. For Unto Us A Child Is Born    4:04
5. Sheperd's Symphony    1:11
6. His Yoke    2:15
7. Behold The Lamb Of God    3:16
8. Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs    8:10
9. He Trusted In God    2:34
10. Lift Up Your Heads    3:06
11. Aleluya    3:56
12. Since My Man    2:21
13. Many Thanks To God    2:15
14. Worthy Is The Lamb    7:27

SITE RATING:  9/10
SITE REVIEW:  This is one of those albums that at first glance, appears as though it's a cheap knock-off, with (probably) poor performances, poor sound, and destined for the refuse heap of z-grade Messiahs.  You'd be wrong, however in thinking so - while the label, YoYo USA, Inc, is indeed a wholesale retailer who seems to specialize in bargain-bin cut-outs, this CD is worthy of seeking out and listening to - the Glasgow Festival Orchestra and Chorus play and sing beautifully, and under the baton of John Rightman, perform with admirable ease and finesse.  The chorus sings in a beautifully clear tone, with sopranos and tenors who soar easily on the higher tones, and basses who are powerful without being overpowering.  Everyone sings with great commitment and power, as well as tenderness, when called upon.  Although I couldn't find an internet site for this organization, or even for their conductor, John Rightman, they have many recordings which have made their way to the USA via digital download, and I'm going to seek out more from this laudable choir and orchestra - they're that good, and this short, bargain CD is very definitely worth picking up.


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