The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26497   Message #320459
Posted By: Dale Rose
16-Oct-00 - 10:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Angel Band
Subject: RE: Angel Band
The more I look, the more versions I find. I also have the O'Brien, Powell, and Hermann version, quite nice it is, too ~~ I got it from John Hermann himself when he was in Mountain View with Ralph Blizard earlier this year. BUT, a version that I really treasure, and have put up on my site is by Cynthia Clawson, from her River of Memories CD, Chapel 3306, 1994. Now, normally, she sings what I call contemporary Christian music, but this particular album is much more Gospel oriented. For those who don't know her, it is quite possible that you have heard her without knowing it. It was she who sang over those lovely opening and closing scenes of A Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's 1985 film.

You can get to the sound file through the link in my first post, or you can bypass the music and lyrics and go straight to the Real Audio by clicking here. Remember that these are downloadable files, so it will take a while, but you will be rewarded by being able to listen to the whole song without annoying buffering!

She sings the first and third verses, by the way, but substitutes I brush the dew on Jordan's banks, from verse two for The holy ones, behold they come! Composer credit is given as Words and Music by Jefferson Hascall and William B. Bradbury.