For the fourth Sunday of Easter we took a musical approach that is rather unique for us… pretty much wall to wall hymnody, accompanied by pipe organ and grand piano. Oh, we know that is relatively standard fare for many congregations, but for us it was a departure from our usual acoustic and roots-based approach to music.
The occasion? Our own Murray Krushel (who over the years has played that pipe organ on Christmas Eve and Easter, though always accompanied by an acoustic ensemble) suggested that he would love to have the chance to team up with his brother Gary on piano, and offer us the chance to sing out those hymns.
Turned out to be a really fun night, with people really singing out from the congregation. We’ve got some rather raw audio to share, captured on our portable digital recorder. Doesn’t really do justice to how it sounded in the church, but it does give at least a bit of a taste!
- To listen to a recording of “Crown Him with many crowns,” click play: