Merrill Collins | Cello & Piano Sanctuary (feat. Joseph Hebert)

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Cello & Piano Sanctuary (feat. Joseph Hebert)

by Merrill Collins

Improvisations on ancient Chants, traditional Hymns, and Spirituals, meditative, appropriate for use in contemplative prayer or general healing, soothing, reflective time-out. Creates an ambience of sacredness.
Genre: Classical: Film Music
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1. Amazing Grace Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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2. Adoro Te Devote (humbly We Adore Thee) Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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3. Deep River Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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4. Pange Lingua (sing My Tongue The Savior's Glory) Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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5. Stabat Mater (at The Cross Her Station Keeping) Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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6. Wondrous Love Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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7. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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8. O Sacred Head Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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9. Were You There? Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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10. Amazing Grace Reprise Merrill Collins & Joseph Hebert
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Album Notes
Joseph Hebert plays a Carbon-Fiber cello on this album. Merrill plays a Steinway grand piano, plus harp/synth, gongs, and sacred bells. Cello & Piano Sanctuary is a collection of improvisations on sacred chants from the 6th Century, traditional Hymns, and African American Spirituals.

This CD is ideal for creating the ambience of sacred space where ever one finds the time and wants to tune in to Spirit. Listeners have used this CD in many venues. It is great for playing at retreats, in ministry to homebound people, for use by chaplins in hospitals, military chaplins, ministers, pastors, seminaries, hospice ministers, and the like. It is played in cathedrals and churches throughout the United States as music which sets the tone for visitors who walk in off the street as well as those attending services such as reconciliation. At Saint Monica Church it was played in the sanctuary last year throughout holy week.

Merrill Collins and Joseph Hebert have been improvising on creative musical ventures since they met in 1982. Their first album, Soyez Gentille, is a favorite of many.


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Pamela Madden

Cello & Piano Sanctuary
Indeed this is a melodic sanctuary! It lifts us over the cares of life into a haven of peace. Surprising us with an "Amazing Grace" unlike any I had ever heard--a relaxed grace, confident of personal harmony--their CD proceeds to calm a busy spirit, nourish a tired soul. I’m sending this CD to my daughter and her husband. Their babies are often reluctant to rest and they wake them in the middle of the night. Thanks so much to Collins and Hebert for marketing tranquility!

Rev Heather Cherrey

Cello & Piano Sanctuary
I received this CD as a gift during Lent from a member of my parish. I put it on while working on that weeks sermon and service. It became my main source of music during the Lenten/Easter period.It was at times soothing when my mind was wrestling
with a sermon and at times inspirational for the same reason. It is beautiful music/timeless and for all seasons. I recommend it without reservation. My thanks to the one who gave this beautiful gift to me.Rev. Heather Cherrey

Glenn Davis

Cello & Piano Sanctuary
Another triumph for Collins and Hebert! Wonderful, meditative music. I've already ordered multiple copies of this CD and will order more - perfect for gifting!