Music for All Saints Day
Into the House and Gate of Heaven
The Choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta)
David Fishburn, organ
Dale Adelmann, director
The Choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta present a heavenly foretaste of music for the Feast of All Saints.
The Cathedral Bookstore writes writes of the album:
The Cathedral of St. Philip Choir and Schola recorded this disc for Gothic Records in February 2014.
The title of the disc is taken from a prayer by John Donne which is included in one of the glorious anthem settings on the CD:
Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity; in the habitations of Thy glory and dominion, world without end.
The entire disc consists of anthems which dwell on the joy and peace that is promised to God’s children for all of eternity, providing rich musical interpretations of biblical and poetic texts that contemplate the hope and promise of heaven. All of the music on the disc is appropriate to the feast of All Saints’. We are delighted to offer this beautiful music to the world at this time of year, but we hope that, whenever you listen to this disc, you will experience a little foretaste of heaven. Whether you simply love glorious choral music, or you take comfort in contemplating an eternity of perfect peace and indescribable joy, or you are mourning the loss of a loved one, this disc will speak deeply to you. It is filled with hopeful, encouraging, peace-filled texts and music.