Charlie Evans

Charlie Evans: Sing God's Plan

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Charlie Evans

Artist: Charlie Evans
Title: Sing God's Plan
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

ALBUM DESCRIPTION There are 29 songs in this 2 disc album that were chosen to illustate the story of God's Plan from Creation, through the fall of Adam, Jesus'Resurrection and promise of eternity in heaven. May they reveal to listeners the importance of achieving an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, thereby assuring them of a place in God's kingdom. The performers are: Charlie Evans, tenor/baritone Galina Gerakosov, pianist Tom Nowicki, saxophonist Bill Duvall, narrator OUTSTANDING FEATURES The Theme: This is not just easy listening music. It is chosen and arranged to reveal God's wonderful salvation plan to us. They are songs of prayer, praise, and testimony, all eloquently expressing a need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Variety: This album contains an eclective mix of sacred music, with favorite spirituals and hymns represented, using some clever arrangements by Craig Courtney, among others. There are some contemporary numbers that are particularly effective in communicating the Christian faith. There are some old, seldom performed sacred songs by such long departed composers as John Prindle Scott and Beardsley Van de Water that take words directly from the Bible and give them life. For many music CD's, each song seems to have the same beat, the same use of the singing voice, the same kind of song and emotional expression, and can be boring to listen to, prompting some to lament 'they all sound the same'. The songs in this album express many different emotions of the believer, in a number of different styles and presentations. You will never be bored and will enjoy all of them. The Quality: This music is performed by dedicated musicians who have spent many years as performers before large audiences in many venues. Charlie Evans is a trained singer who has performed many roles with opera companies in Milwaukee and Chicago, as soloist at ethnic festivals, and as a soloist at Hales Corners Lutheran Church and other large churches in Milwaukee and throughout the country. Pianist Galina Gerakosov is a professional pianist and teacher, serves in the music ministry at St. James Catholic Church in Franklin, Wisconsin and has played in numerous piano competitions including Metropolitan Opera. Saxophonist Tom Nowicki has performed in a number of community bands in the Milwaukee area, including Night Winds. Narrator Bill Duvall is a retired professor of music and voice teacher in Milwaukee. DETAILED INFORMATION ON ALBUM AND SONGS The songs in this album were chosen to illustrate the story of God's Plan from Creation, through the fall of Adam, Jesus' Resurrection and promise of eternity in heaven. May they reveal to listeners the importance of achieving an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, thereby assuring them of a place in God's kingdom. CD 1 1. In the Beginning Words: Genesis 1:1-3 Music: Joseph Haydn In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said: Let there be light; and there was light. 2. The Fall of Adam: Adam, Where Are You? Words and Music: Words based on Genesis, and Music by Don Francisco © 1978 Rocky Mountain Ministries. Used by Permission. Words from Genesis 1:26-28 and 2:15-17 are narrated by Bill Duvall. Then Don Francisco's song illustrates the fact that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, and introduced sin and death into the perfect world that God had made. You can hear the anger and agony in God's voice and feel the guilt in Adam, as God cries out, "Adam, where are you?" 3. O God, Have Mercy Words: Holy Bible Music: Felix Mendlesohn This song expresses the plaintive prayer of Adam, King David, and all who followed after them, using words from Psalm 51, verses 1, and 11-17: O God, have mercy, have mercy upon me, And blot out my transgressions, according to Thy loving kindness. Yea, even for Thy mercy's sake. Deny me not. O cast me not, away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Spirit from me, O Lord. And take not Thy Spirit from me, O Lord, O take not Thy Spirit from me, O Lord. Lord, a broken heart, and a contrite heart, is offered before Thee. Lord, a broken heart, and a contrite heart, is offered before Thee. O God, have mercy, have mercy upon me, according to Thy loving kindness, Yea, even for Thy mercy's sake. I will speak of Thy salvation, I will teach transgressors, And sinners shall be converted unto Thee, Shall be converted, converted unto Thee. I will speak of Thy salvation, I will teach transgressors, And all the sinners shall be converted, shall be converted, converted unto Thee. Then open Thou my lips, O Lord, Then open Thou my lips, O Lord, And my mouth shall show forth Thy glorious praise, And my mouth shall show forth Thy glorious praise, O blot out my transgressions according to Thy loving kindness, According to Thy loving kindness, Lord, and for Thy mercy's sake, Lord, for Thy mercy's sake. 4. If My People Will Pray Words: Chronicles 7:14 Music: Jimmy Owens © 1973 Bud John Songs. Used by Permission. This song eloquently expresses the words of 2nd Chronicles 7:14, which is an answer to the prayer in the previous song: "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 5. Fear Not Ye, O Israel Words: From the Bible Music: Dudley Buck This song is an assurance to Israel, and to all of us, that there is hope for redemption. It begins with a statement from Jeremiah 31:6: Behold! There shall be a day, when the watchman upon the mountain top shall cry aloud: "Arise ye! Arise ye! Get ye up into Mount Zion, unto the Lord your God!" It continues with assurances taken from Isaiah 41:10-14; 43:1,5; 65:18-19; and 66:10. The song repeats the phrase, "I have redeemed thee" several times. If God says "I have redeemed thee", there must be one who redeems, that is, there must be a redeemer. And that person is the Lord Jesus Christ. Listen to these words: Behold! There shall be a day, when the watchman upon the mountain top shall cry aloud: "Arise ye! Arise ye! Get ye up into Mount Zion, unto the Lord your God!" For thus saith the Lord. "Fear not ye, O Israel, neither be thou still dismayed. Refrain thine voice from weeping and thine eyes, thine eyes from tears; For I the Lord am with thee, am with thee, and will save thee. I have loved thee, I have loved thee, with everlasting love, And have redeemed thee, redeemed thee. Why criest thou in thine affliction? Why mournest thou in nightly watches? I have redeemed thee, I have redeemed thee." Therefore, thus saith the Lord. Sing ye aloud with gladness! Thy mourning is turned into joy! I, even I have redeemed thee. Be glad! Be glad and rejoice! Thy sorrows now are ended, and great shall be thy peace. Rejoice! Be glad! Be glad! And rejoice! Then fear ye not, fear not, O Israel! Neither be thou still dismayed, I have redeemed thee, redeemed thee! 6. The Good Shepherd Words: 23rd Psalm Music: Beardsley Van de Water The enduring words of the beloved 23rd Psalm are sung in this piece. Do you know them? They can be a special help for you in many circumstances: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, I shall not want, He restores my soul, He leads me in the paths of righteousness, for His name's sake. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters, The still, still, waters; Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord, all the day

Tracks:
1.1 In the Beginning, By Joseph Haydn
1.2 Adam, Where Are You, By Don Francisco, Beginning with Narrative
1.3 Oh God, Have Mercy, By Felix Mendelssohn
1.4 If My People Will Pray, By Jimmie Owens
1.5 Fear Not Ye, O Israel, By Dudley Buck
1.6 The Good Shepherd, By Beardsley Van de Water
1.7 The Lord Is My Light, By Francis Allitsen
1.8 On Eagle's Wings, By Michael Joncas, Arranged By Jack Schrader
1.9 Be Not Afraid, By Craig Courtney
1.10 O Divine Redeemer, By Charles Gounod
1.11 Repent Ye, By John Prindle Scott
1.12 There Is a Savior, By Greg Nelson, Bob Farrell, and Sandi Patti
1.13 It Is Well with My Soul, By Horatio G. Spafford and Phillip Blis
1.14 I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked, By Daniel Twohig and Geoffrey
1.15 Were You There, Spiritual Arranged By H. T. Burleigh
1.16 We Have Seen the Risen Lord, By Stan Pethel
1.17 Beneath the Cross of Jesus, By Elizabeth Clephane and Frederick
1.18 Feel the Nails, By Ray Boltz and Steve Millikan
1.19 De Blin' Man Stood on de Road An' Cried
1.20 Amazing Grace, By John Newton, Arranged By Craig Courtney
1.21 How Great Thou Art, By Stuart K. Hine, Arranged By Craig Courtne
1.22 I Want to Be Like Jesus, Spiritual Arranged By John Payne
1.23 Just As I Am, By Charlotte Elliott and William Bradbury, Arrange
1.24 Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit, Spiritual Arranged By H. T. Burleig
1.25 The Lord's Prayer, By Albert Hay Malotte
1.26 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, Spiritual Arranged By Jay Al
1.27 The Penitent, By Beardsley Van de Water
1.28 Here I Am, Lord', By Daniel Schutte, Arranged By Craig Courtney
1.29 Finally Home, By Don Wyrtzen and L. E. Singer

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