I remember growing up listening to church pianists improvise the old hymns and wishing that I knew how to add in all those extra notes like they did. 🙂 That’s what the new CD, “Reflections” by Sandy Skinner reminds me of. In a world that is ever bustling with activity, it’s nice to still be able to sit back and let the simplicity of the solo piano wash over you as it sings forth the timeless melodies of some of Christianity’s greatest hymns.
You can play a nice sampling of the music at Sandy’s website. On this disc, you’ll find these twelve selections: It is Well with My Soul, Blessed Assurance, Fairest Lord Jesus, In the Garden, Near to the Heart of God, How Great Thou Art, This is My Father’s World, My Jesus, I Love Thee, ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, Sweet By and By, On Eagle’s Wings, and May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You.
Sandy has graciously offered to giveaway three copies of her “Reflections” CD to readers of Music Matters Blog! Just leave a comment below to be entered in the giveaway. The winners will be selected at noon on Thursday, December 23, using a random number generator. Enjoy the CD yourself, or give it as a gift to someone else who loves piano music!