Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Scenes from the Life of Christ

This sounds like a wonderful CD from Ligonier:
Scenes from the Life of Christ is the newest recording from Ligonier's music division. For composer Tom Howard, the music emerged after meditating on the Scriptures, where the emotional impact of each passage inspired themes, melodies, and textures. Hear the composer's heart for these timeless stories expressed in vivid and dramatic musical settings with Scripture narrations by Alistair Begg, D.A. Carson, Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, John MacArthur, Albert Mohler, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, and Derek Thomas.

This recording of original chamber orchestra pieces is a survey of musical landscapes played through selected biblical accounts by top Nashville musicians including Phil Keaggy, John Catchings, and Sam Levine.

Our hope is that the combination of beautiful interpretive music and the plain reading of the Word will engage listeners in a devotional way.
Here's the list of readings and narrators:
The Annunciation
Scripture Reading by Alistair Begg
Luke 1:26–38

Feeding of the 5,000
Scripture reading by D. A. Carson
John 6:1–15

Cleansing of the Temple
Scripture reading by John MacArthur
Mark 11:15–19

The Transfiguration
Scripture reading by Sinclair Ferguson
Luke 9:28–36

Temptation in the Wilderness
Scripture reading by R.C. Sproul
Matthew 4:1–11

Jesus, the Healer
The Raising of Lazarus
Scripture reading by John Piper
John 11:1–6, 17, 32–33, 38–44

Parable of the Shrewd Manager
Scripture reading by Albert Mohler
Luke 16:1–13

The Last Supper
Scripture reading by Ligon Duncan
Luke 22:14–23

Scripture reading by Derek Thomas
Matthew 26:36–46
You can go here to listen to some of the musical samples, read the liner notes, and/or order.