4O MINUTES OF MUSIC ON TWO CDs
Purpose and Vision:
First and foremost this album is an act of worship by Pianist Brian Longridge. This double album features the beautiful rich sounds of the piano. It is a collection that has a wide audience because of the nature of the songs that span generations.
This hand picked collection of most loved hymns and choruses is designed to lift your spirits, to fill your home, car or wherever you are. This music gently nurtures the heart and allows these wonderful songs of faith to permeate your life and continually draw you closer to the Author who inspired the writing of such beautiful and powerful music.
The songs Brian records express his faith and minister to him while he is playing them and as such Brian recorded these hymns improvisationally. In the recording process Brian described it as "trying to capture the beauty of each hymn and reveal its truth." Brian's hope is that the tasteful, beautiful melodies of each hymn will touch other hearts as they experience these wonderful hymns anew. Brian has a wonderfully soft and gentle touch on the piano. His previous albums have been characterized by expressive, intimate recordings. Brian is not merely playing music, he is expressing his heart and this is captured in his recordings. As such this is a very special hymns recording. Allow these stunning hymn arrangements to wash over you and bring His peace.
Brian Longridge is a pianist and psalmist with very much a style of his own. He creates music and melodies that is very touching and opens our hearts to the Spirit of God. His heart is to see 24 hr worship and intercession restored. Brian sees music as a way to pierce past the hardness of our hearts, which allows God's Spirit to reach and change our hearts into alignment with His Spirit.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Brian has lived in different countries throughout the world with his Dutch wife Mirte (who is also a musician) and their three daughters. He studied Jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After having married they worked with street people and spent 31/2 years in India using their music for the down and outs, and helping the poor. Brian and his family are currently living in Buffalo, NY and are working with Sword of the Spirit ministries.
Currently Brian has 3 internationally released CD's and this new release of traditional hymns is played improvisationally and will touch your heart. He believes that when we as musicians, will plug into God, we can allow His Spirit to express His heart through us, hearing the new sound that God is releasing upon the earth.
Brian is available for worship, concerts and music ministry. Email: cryofHisheart@hotmail.com