Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Lower Lights - A Hymn Revival

Thanks to Philip for sending these to me - beautifully filmed old-fashioned acoustic harmony-based sacred music - spectacular! The track listing reveals The Lower Lights to be a Mormon-based collective of musicians who mix old standard hymns with some specifically Mormon pieces, one of which - If You Could Hie to Kolob - sounds almost identical to The Star of the County Down - listen here for yourself. Visit the website | Visit site


Philip Robinson said...

Just listened to the whole 'Lower Lights' clip on here, and the final snatch is where the name of the group comes from. It is a lovely rendering of the Portavogie Fisherman's Choir's theme song which has the chorus:
"Let the Lower Lights keep burning,
Send a beam across the waves.
Some poor struggling, sinking seaman,
You may rescue, you may save."

L'Office du Jèrriais said...

Thanks for the post. It provided a spur for a post over on our L'Office du Jèrriais blog on reviving old Jersey hymn tunes: (The customary acknowledgement is made).