BEGINNINGS - the premiere collector's edition of early Fernando Ortega recordings (1993 - 1996). Included in this comprehensive compilation are selections from Fernando's first four albums produced by Randolf Productions, Inc. (RPI),
• Meditations Of The Heart (1993)
• Meditations Of The Heart - Encore (1994)
• Hymns & Meditations (1994)
• Night Of Your Return (1996)
Classically trained in piano at the University of New Mexico, Fernando comes from a family of weavers and farmers who, for eight generations, have lived in Chimayo, a small village on the western slopes of the Sangre de CristoMountains, north of Santa Fe. His music celebrates this heritage in songs that are filled with spiritual longing and a deep reverence for his Lord.
Fernando's music unites virtuoso piano skills with tender, authentic vocals. The rich accompaniment of cello, accordion and strings allow the songs to resonate with a simple yet sensitive quality that gently touches every listener's heart.