Christopher Parkening ‎– Simple Gifts

Word ‎– 7019043100
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A1 Präludium (We Thank Thee, Lord, We Thank Thee) From Cantata 29
Transcription By – Christopher ParkeningWritten-By – J. S. Bach*
A2 Our Great Savior (Hyfrydol And Variation)
Arranged By [Theme] – B. J. SutherlandArranged By [Variation] – Paul ManzTranscription By – Jerrold HymanWritten-By – Rowland H. Prichard
A3 God Of Grace And God Of Glory
Arranged By [Organ Setting] – Paul ManzTranscription By – Ronald RavenscroftWritten-By – John Hughes (10)
Three Spirituals 5:06
A4.a Brethren, We Have Met To Worship
Arranged By – Patrick RussWritten-By – William Moore (7)
A4.b Deep River
Arranged By – Timothy HowardWritten-By – Traditional
A4.c Jesus, We Want To Meet
Arranged By – Patrick RussWritten-By – A. T. Olajide Olude*
A5 Evening Prayer
Transcription By – Amelotte*, Ravenscroft*Written-By – E. Humperdinck*
B1 Hymn Of Christian Joy (Prelude In Classic Style)
Harpsichord – Timothy Howard (2)Transcription By – Ronald RavenscroftWritten-By – Gordon Young (9)
B2 Simple Gifts
Arranged By – B. J. Sutherland, John Sutherland (2), Ronald RavenscroftWritten-By – Traditional Shaker Hymn*
Three Hymns 4:27
B3.a Fairest Lord Jesus
Arranged By – Ronald RavenscroftWritten-By – Traditional
B3.b Stir Thy Church, O God Our Father
Arranged By – Bradford CooperWritten-By – A. L. Butler*
B3.c All Creatures Of Our God And King
Arranged By – Rick FosterWritten-By – Traditional
B4 Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken (Variations On The "Austrian Hymn")
Written-By – Ronald Ravenscroft
B5 Praise Ye The Lord (Laudate Dominum) From The Solemn Vespers, K.339
Transcription By – Ronald RavenscroftWritten-By – W. A. Mozart*

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Previously released under the title "Sacred Music For The Guitar"

Track B4 "is based on the second movement of Franz Joseph Haydn's Emperor Quartet, Op. 76, no. 3 (published Sept. 28, 1797), which quotes the melody by Hauschka that became the original national anthem of Austria." The back of the cover credits the composition of the variations to Ravenscroft and, thus, he is afforded the "Written-By" credit.

Christopher Parkening plays a Ramirez guitar/Sherry-Bremer Ltd. of Chicago

The logo on the front reads EMI Angel Digital

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Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DS-37335 Christopher Parkening Sacred Music For The Guitar(LP, Album) Angel Records DS-37335 US 1982 Sell This Version
CDC-7 47525 2 Christopher Parkening Simple Gifts(CD, Album, RE) Angel Records CDC-7 47525 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
DS-37335 Christopher Parkening Simple Gifts(LP, Album, RE) Angel Records DS-37335 US Unknown Sell This Version