Stressed by the Holiday Rush?
Do you desire an opportunity to take a breather and reflect upon the solemn hope of faith and the preparation of these few weeks before the celebration of the birth of Christ?
Receive the soothing, reflective sounds of instrumental dulcimer ensembles in your email inbox once a week to bathe your soul in refreshment and focus.
Begun in Advent 2015, the tradition continues with selections from Steve Eulberg’s Hark, the Glad Sound! Dulcimer Ensembles play the hymns of Advent.
The first of Steve’s all-instrumental recordings this one features ensembles of various mountain dulcimers, supported by hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorder, bowed psaltery, percussion and more.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Russ Hopkins of KIVA RECORDS, in Colorado, this recording, reviewers have this to say:
“Music that can amazingly transform even an urban living room into a beautiful rural setting.” -Lily Wu, NYC
“This is a fresh, creative, and enchanting CD…The sounds are magical and in the hands of a dulcimer devotee, the music is magnificent. The sense is relaxing, meditative at times, contemplative and even has a New Age music sense in places.” Armand, Carnales, The Critical Review
“A thoughtful and well-researched suite of lesser known melodies that convey the mood, spirit and emotion of the season, not only the conscious leve, but also on the subconcious level so strongly that one, without any effort, begins to visulaize the pure, crystalline, silent landscapes of Winter with all the mystery, wonder and magic that we experienced as children.” –-Paul Sadler III, Guitar and Hammered Dulcimer player for Michael Martin Murphy
“It is great listening no matter what time of the year…” –-Dennis Denhartog, Folknotes.com
“A wonderful tapestry of familiar and not-so-familiar tunes.” -Larry Conger, 1998 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion
The physical CD is currently out of print, but is available as a download here.
The Companion Book, Dulcimer-Friendly Worship, Vol 1: the season of Advent,
is available in hard copy here.