Sacred Jazz and Spirituals CD

Sacred Jazz and Spirituals CD


This is the renowned First Community Church Chancel Choir’s first recording of sacred jazz music and its first collaboration with the talented composer and pianist, Bradley Sowash. Composer, arranger, and trumpet performer Tom Battenberg has been an important part of the church’s music program for over three decades in concerts, church services, and recordings. The Chancel Choir has a long history of excellence in the field of church music: in worship, concerts, recordings, and tours both in this country and in Europe. This Jazz Service was recorded live on February 13, 2005.

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This CD is for you if you enjoy choral music that swings and grooves with top musicians jamming in a range of sacred jazz styles including swing, Latin, blues and gospel. (51:19)

1. This One’s for Mamie
2. Come Sunday
3. We Gather Together
4. I Am One With the Spirit
5. For the Beauty of the Earth
6. Soon and Very Soon
7. Ride the Chariot
8. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
9. Doxology
10. Like A Mother Who Has Borne Us
11. Witness
12. Let Us Break Bread Together
13. Amen, Amen
14. HTM Jazz Samba