This CD is a combination of instrumental and vocal music in an eclectic mixture of styles and genres. What binds it together is the sheer joy of voices singing together.
Some of the selections - such as Tu Fidelidad, Santo, Santo, Santo, or You Walk Along Our Shoreline - are clearly congregational songs and are here presented as such. Others, like Sanna, Sannanina or The Glory of God, have been used as anthems, but can still be sung in their basic form by a congregation.
It is rare that the same music works well for congregational singing and for private listening. This album is an exception. From the first glimpse of the playful cover photo to the last song on the CD, the recording has an infectious charm. Hilariter is clearly an ensemble that enjoys making music together. That sense of community permeates the recording, inviting the listener into their circle.
Greg Scheer, Calvin Institute for Reformed Worship
= Music & Words by Andrew Donaldson
= Arranged by Andrew Donaldson