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16 Inspiring CDs to Help You Keep the Sabbath Day Holy

by | Oct. 26, 2018

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Tree of Life 

The Tabernacle Choir | Orchestra at Temple Square

Mack Wilberg is well known as one of the most revered choral arrangers in the country. His work spans decades, and his tenure leading the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has produced countless recordings of incredible significance to the music community. This album celebrates Wilberg’s strengths as a composer with the premiere recordings of two extended works—The Prodigal and A Cloud of Witnesses—as well as new recordings of five compositions and three arrangements. The CD contains 80 minutes of magnificent music from the Choir, the Orchestra, and Mack Wilberg.

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The Bonner Family 

The Bonner Family

The Bonner family's first album features their expertly crafted vocal harmonies, soulful original songs, and a medley of beloved children's hymns. This is music that creates an atmosphere of peace, unity, and joy from one of the most talented families working in Christian music today.

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The Word: A Nashville Tribute to the Bible 

The Nashville Tribute Band

These songs, written by lead songwriter Jason Deere with the other five band members show how Old Testament themes can relate to the modern day. They draw out some of the questions most dear to people of faith: What is our relationship to God? Will we stay or will we go when confronted with opposition or struggles? Where do we turn for strength when the inevitable trials do come? How do we hear the Lord's voice in our lives? Recorded in Nashville by music industry veterans, this collection feels like a soundtrack for the faithful, a celebration of those who walked before and those who are striving now to walk the path of faith.

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Anymore 

Madilyn Paige

Madilyn Paige matures into a fresh new pop sound on her follow-up to her debut self-titled EP. Her pitch-perfect vocal talent combines with progressive electronic and traditional pop production on this album. Keeping with the inspirational tone of her first album, this new effort shows Madilyn striking out with bold messages about positivity, self-worth, inner strength, and the dangers of comparing ourselves to others in a hyper social-media world. Standout tracks like "Scribbles" examine a deeper relationship with God, and the anthemic "We Are the Riptide" is a call to girls across the world to unite as a force for good.

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The Spirit of God  

Jenny Oaks Baker

Grammy-nominated classical violinist Jenny Oaks Baker joins Emmy-award-winning composer Kurt Bestor to create a beautiful collection of classic hymns and spirituals. This album celebrates the spiritual roots found in well-loved melodies that have lifted the souls of believers through generations. An instant classic, this album is a peaceful, joyful, and stirring addition to your music library.

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Son of Man, Vol. 1 

Kenneth Cope

Kenneth Cope brings you Son of Man, a dramatic musical about the life of Christ, with world-class cast and orchestra. Act 1 features the birth, growing up, and first half of Jesus's ministry; 80 minutes, 20 tracks.

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Hymns 

GENTRI

Since they formed in 2014, GENTRI has had all three of their albums hit #1 on the Billboard Chart. Their highly-anticipated fourth album, Hymns, focuses on beloved sacred songs. Known for their stunning orchestral arrangements and cinematic approach to music, their take on spiritual classics like "Abide With Me," "Come, Thou Fount," and "Amazing Grace" is truly breathtaking.

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Guitar Hymns 

Ryan Tilby

"Ryan Tilby's tender approach is beautiful and reverent. His love for the Savior is elegantly expressed." — Paul Cardall, Award-Winning Pianist and Producer Guitar 

Hymns captures a tender and reverent performance by gifted young artist Ryan Tilby. His personalized collection of hymns arranged for solo guitar are nothing short of beautiful. This album invites a soothing and peaceful atmosphere.

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Higher  

Nathan Pacheco

Nathan Pacheco is an award-winning tenor who has toured with world-class artists. This album is an intimate collection of Nathan's favorite spiritual songs from his performances across the world, including "Be Thou My Vision," "Nella Fantasia," and "Forever." Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, feel a deeper spiritual connection, and find peace through songs that lift the soul.

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City of Enoch: Sweet Redeemer  

City of Enoch

City of Enoch is the group that you have been waiting for, with a captivating sound that is described as “Lady Antebellum harmonies meet Christian Contemporary praise.” This debut album from a rising trio features new songs, great Christian covers, and an incredible new arrangement of the classic hit “He Hears Me.”

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Sunday: A Stone Angel Collection  

Paul Cardall

A beautiful collection of instrumental music perfect for Sunday listening from award-winning artists Paul Cardall, Ryan Tilby, Camille Nelson, Jake White, Jason Lyle Black, Shane Mickelsen, Worth of Souls, Steven Sharp Nelson, and special guest Jim Daneker.

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Step Forward 

Mercy River

This album is deeply personal and very timely. Throughout their career, Mercy River has been a voice of comfort and hope to their audience, encouraging and lifting those who are looking for light in the midst of difficult times. This album encourages women to unify, rise up, and speak out. The songs on the album are dedicated to standing for truth, strengthening marriage and family, trusting in God, and making a difference.

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Believer  

Calee Reed

Known for her powerful voice and emotive lyrics, Calee has a personal approach to songwriting that is well served by emotional performances on this contemporary Christian album. Calee's latest release marks a new chapter in her career, a turning point from her previous albums that chronicled the death of her mother and subsequent trials and struggles. This album is a celebration of rising from the ashes, seeing life anew through the lens of faith, and becoming a more committed and joyful believer.

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A New Creation 

Paul Cardall


This CD from Paul Cardall features a song written with Elder Bednar. A rich, full orchestra accompanies each track, creating an unforgettable listening experience.

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Sing Thy Grace  

Eclipse

Sing Thy Grace is a follow up to Eclipse 6’s very popular Grateful Praise album and features some of the world’s most beloved hymns (including “Abide With Me,” “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” and “Nearer My God to Thee”). For centuries, people of all faiths have been inspired by these beautiful songs, which are elevated by breath-taking arrangements and delivered with Eclipse 6’s powerful vocals and tight harmonies. The messages contained in these timeless masterpieces will remind you of the glory and goodness of God’s love and grace, making this collection a perfect choice for missionaries and Sabbath listening.

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Lead Thou Me On: Hymns and Inspiration  

BYU Vocal Point

While Vocal Point showcases mostly popular songs from yesterday and today in their concerts, their music of praise and worship is featured exclusively on this album.

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