L'Angelus is an amazing band with many talents. This newest and third CD contains sacred hymns I would want to hear at church and just about everywhere else. Their talented voices and amazing instrumental skills make listening enjoyable even when I'm not looking for a particular track. Plus It helps keep me from going crazy on days with lots of traffic. Unfortunately this CD still does not include their great song "Rice and Gravy." Besides that last detail "Sacred Hymns" is a great CD.
It's like any regular CD. A round, perfect shape that magically plays sound once placed inside a slot. The CD contains 12 beautiful songs, not one that is unlikeable. The songs are all Catholic songs, and very heart warming. They won't crush your soul like a lot of the music you find, but rather help to strengthen it and bring you closer to God. It's the perfect music that everyone should be listening to today. These talented young musicians are the perfect influence that's needed in today's music industry.
People who love religious music and chants should definitely get L'Angelus "Sacred Hymns." If you have listened to "The Priests" and enjoyed their music you will most likely also enjoy this CD. If you have either of their older CD's and enjoyed them, this is a great one to add to your collection. This band's music is suggested if you are getting tired of the same old music that harms your soul.
Sacred Hymns is a beautiful collection of traditional music from our Church. The Rees family has extraordinary talent. A few of the hymns are classic-straight-out-of-the-hymnal types like "This Day God Gives Me" or "Sing of Mary". My absolute favorites, though, are the latin hymns, such as "Tantum Ergo" and "Salve Regina". There were even a few that I didn't know and are now favorites, like "J'irai La Voir Un Jour". I walked around singing the refrain for three days.
The accompaniment is wonderful as well. This is not organ grinding, although some of the songs include it beautifully. Most songs are sung alongside a violin, guitar, cello, ect. which add to their beauty.
Sacred Hymns really shows the wonder of our Catholic faith through its traditional music. The music obviously transcends cultures, much as our Faith does. Besides the already named French song, there is a great Spanish song, "Muerto Para El Mundo". It's wonderful to be introduced to music from other cultures as well as to hear old favorites, and Sacred Hymns does that very well.
From a certain style in a few of the songs one would guess they have an Irish background, and after a little digging, I found that was true. Through their music, the Rees family shows their love of our universal Catholic Faith and their own heritage as well.
This collection of hymns is much more than just your average "collection of hymns". This is one CD I have come to turn on each day while fixing dinner. All Catholic homes should have at least a small collection of religious music to sing and pray along with (in my opinion) and this one is a must!