5 Stars Out Of 5
June 19, 2011
World of Praise: Instrumental Hymns was an excellent CD. As the name states, all the songs are instrumental, but I loved that the melodies of each song were very easy to pick out. This CD traveled around the whole world - showcasing musical styles from Spain, to China, even to Persia! While there were a few songs that I didn't recognize, most were very popular, older songs - Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, and This is My Father's World, to name a few. I loved the stylistic differences in the songs. I may not want to pick up a CD that is all music from East India, but it sure was neat to hear Be Thou My Vision played with instruments and in a style that represented that part of the world. Originally, I thought I would use this CD with my homeschooled children and play it when we studied different parts of our world. After listening to it, however, I will listen to this repeatedly on my own - it's soothing melodies and songs of praise are a welcome addition to my CD library.
I received a complimentary copy of this CD and was not required to write a positive review.