What will be on the album? Not only does it feature fresh takes on Christmas classics like "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and "Silent Night," it also contains brand new arrangements of rarely heard Christmas hymns, along with original compositions from the artists of Citylife Church. The album is deeply theological, eminently singable, and will make a great soundtrack for your Christmas celebrations this year (not to mention a great gift for all your friends and family).
released November 20, 2011
Castle Island Hymns is...
Bobby Krier, Justin Ruddy, Kevin Butram, Andrew DeBaun, and David DeBaun
Vocals: Stephanie Krier (2); Adeline Um (10);
Kevin Burtram (7); Bobby Krier (1, 4, 8, 9)
Justin Ruddy (3, 5, 6); Trumpet: Patriq Moody (3, 4, 9)
Kevin Dailey and Micah Tawlks: additional instrumentation and programming (1-10) Andy Smith, Harrison Hudson, and Kylie Dailey: group vocals (4, 8)
1. Alleluia (Words: Godfrey Thring | Music: B. Krier) 2. Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Words: Charles Wesley | Music: Mendelssohn) 3. Word Become Flesh (Words and Music: J. Ruddy) 4. Gloria (Words: Caelius Sedulius | Music and Refrain: B. Krier) 5. O Come All Ye Faithful (Words: John F. Wade | Music: Trad) 6. Emmanuel Has Come (Words and Music: J. Ruddy) 7. I Heard The Bells (Words: Henry Longfellow | Music by K. Burtam) 8. Christmas Night (Words: Trad | Music and Refrain: B. Krier) 9. O Come O Come Emmanuel (Words: Trad | Music: Trad | Tag: J. Ruddy) 10. Silent Night (Words: Josef Mohr | Music: Franz Gruber)
Executive Producers: Blake Bartlett and David DeBaun Produced, engineered and mixed by Kevin Dailey and Micah Tawlks Recorded at The Buddy Project (New York, NY) and Peptalk Studio (Nashville, TN) Mixed at The Blue Room (Nashville, TN) Mastered by Ken Love at Mastermix (Nashville, TN) Created for Citylife Presbyterian Church (Boston, MA) Artwork: Bonnie Fitch (Boston, MA)
The Magik*Magik Orchestra (1, 2, 4, 9) Liana Berube, violin; Jory Fankuchen, violin; Evan Buttemer, viola Lucas Chen, cello; Minna Choi, string arranger and conductor String players & conductor appear courtesy of The Magik*Magik Orchestra Strings recorded by Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone Studios (San Francisco, CA)
Citylife Music Quartet (7, 10) Ben Shute, violin; Jennifer Wey, violin; Celia Hatton, viola Hailey Kim, cello; Bobby Krier, conductor Strings arranged by Sarah Majorins of Gloria Notes Strings recorded by Sam JC Lee at Citylife Music (Boston, MA)
This is one of my favorite albums of all time and was a real lifeline for me last year as I went through a variety of struggles, some vocation. Thanks so much for creating and sharing this music! I can't wait for your next album! I share this with everyone I can. sunnysmilesforyou