ArtisansInBrass, $20.70 (includes shipping and handling)
It isn’t often that we come across a high-quality, unique musical production that would merit inclusion in this space-limited review column, but here is one. “Artisans in Brass,” as the CD leaflet says, “is an ensemble of Christian professionals who desire to use their talents to exalt Jesus Christ through the performance of the finest brass literature.” The leaflet also gives a clear testimony to the salvation of the performers and the reason for their performance.
These accomplished musicians teach, or have taught, in several fundamental colleges, including Faith Baptist Bible College. They have also performed multiple sacred concert tours around the U.S., including in colleges and parks. The album contains 14 arrangements featuring 15 well-known hymns, including “Lead On, O King Eternal,” “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place,” “O Worship the King,” “It Is Well with My Soul,” and “Heavenly Sunlight.”
The CD is a superb listening experience. To their credit, Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa, and several individuals provided support for this worthy project.