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A Mennonite Tapestry

by The West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir

Choral Music lovers will appreciate the exquisite sounds of the West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir and the Cornucopia Brass Ensemble.
Genre: Spiritual: Hymns
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1. New Song I Sing Today
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2. On My Pilgrim Journey
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3. O, How Shall I Receive Thee? (Brass Version)
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4. God Himself Is with Us
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5. Can You Count the Many Stars?
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6. Jesus, Priceless Treasure (Brass Version)
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7. In the Rifted Rock I'm Resting
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8. What Joy to Us Is Given?
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9. I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Brass Version)
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10. The Heavenly Son
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11. How Sweetly Chime the Sabbath Bells
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12. Back to the Master
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13. Melodies from Molotschna
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14. Though I Know Not the Way (Brass Version)
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15. Love Everlasting
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16. I Know My Jesus Lives
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17. Strands of the Finest Gold
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18. Praise the Lord, His Glories Show (Brass Version)
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19. Take My Hand and Lead Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Mennonite faith arose out of the Anabaptist movement in 16th-Century Europe. To escape persecution, groups of Mennonites migrated from Holland to Prussia and to the Ukraine. Along the way Mennonite adopted German Language songs which expressed their faith. This collection features choral arrangements of some of the most beloved "Kernlieder", or "basic songs".

"Mennonite Tapestry" was the fourth collaboration between composer Larry Nickel, director Tony Funk and their singing friends.

In 1988 composer, Larry Nickel, nearly died from viral encephalitis. He emerged from a coma after fifteen days. Face to face with the brevity of life, Larry said, "I need to devote more time to composition and declare the love of God in my music." (He was a very busy teacher with 6 choirs, 3 concert bands and 2 jazz bands.) So, during a long convalescence, Larry wrote and arranged 20 pieces of choral music - which became "Songs My Father Taught Me" - recorded in 1990. His friend, Tony Funk, assembled a stellar group of singers for the project. The CD went on to sell many thousands of copies. Sales from the album were donated to a charity for mentally challenged people. Long story short - the choir went on to record another 12 CDs - raising close to a million dollars for the same charity. Nickel sang in the low bass section and contributed over one hundred compositions and arrangements.

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