This CD is an instrument of God's love and healing for each of us. Fernando's arrangements are beautiful. Fernando's use of a string quartet enriches the acoustic splendor. I play this CD at least once a day.
I've been a fan of Ortega's for quite a few years. THE SHADOW OF YOUR WINGS is easily his best yet, something I haven't said since his 1998 CD THE BREAKING OF THE DAWN. Ortega is amazingly skillful at interpreting long-known hymns, finding depth previously unknown. He's just as skilled at crafting new hymns to compliment the old. Just beautiful. "Let The Words Of My Mouth" and "Oh God You Are My God" especially caught my ear on this CD, but it's best listened to as one piece, not fourteen separate tracks. THE SHADOW OF YOUR WINGS is Fernando Ortega's Mona Lisa. Take my advice: Find a quiet corner, put on your headphones, and let the music wash over you.
"The Shadow of Your Wings" may very well be Fernando Ortega's best CD ever. The moment the first measure is heard, it is as though a soothing balm of peace has been poured over the listener. Beautifully embroidered with original songs, familiar hymns, and even reworked standards, this masterful collection of music inspires the listener to listen, relax, and ultimately, to worship.