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New spin on Mormon hymns from the heart

For some time, there has been a game afoot among LDS musicians.

They keep trying to come up with new and fresh settings for LDS hymns.

We've heard the frontier instrumental versions of hymns from Enoch Train, the lush orchestrations of Lex de Azevedo and the grand, roof-raising renditions of Mack Wilberg.

Jenny Oaks Baker runs them through a violin, Paul Cardall and others pump them through a piano.

Now a new band — The Sabre Rattlers — has given its own spin to the tradition. Their CD, "Twixt Me and the Peaceful Rest," takes hymns cherished by folks in the Wasatch Mountains and gives them the twang and tang of the Ozark Mountains.

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