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on April 18, 2012
This book is not at all what I was searching for. I was hoping to get a book of nicely arranged hymns, but what this actually is is a book of hymns that have been wildly distorted and rearranged so that, while they are still recognizable, the rhythms and structures of the original songs have been completely abandoned. There are some very odd patterns and tunes, and many of the airier hymns have been turned into minor-sounding drudgery. If you are bored with hymns the way they are and are looking for new variations of them, you might enjoy this. But if, like me, you are just looking for some classy renditions of these beautiful pieces, this is not for you.
I had a few of my friends listen to some of them and they agreed with me that these renditions are less than stellar. I'll be sending this back.