Land of the Living CD By Janèt Sullivan Whitaker
Enjoy a wonderful variety of musical styles—from reggae and jazz to Afro-Brazilian and gospel—in this 14-song collection from Janèt Sullivan Whitaker.
Featuring a diverse array of musical styles, Janèt's first collection with OCP showcases her gift for composition as well as her remarkable voice. With songs that range from upbeat and spirited to meditative and moving, this 14-song collection speaks the universal language of the Church with its wonderful variety.
Beginning with the joyous, reggae-spiced title track, the collection moves from "The Least of These," a dark gospel ballad, and the beloved and moving "In Every Age" and "Here at this Table" to "Mystagogia," an Afro-Brazilian gospel processional in the street-samba tradition of Carnaval.
Whether you're looking for music for Communion, special feasts or other ritual moments, Land of the Living's rare musical diversity will enhance any celebration. The varied instrumentation—including marimba, timbales, pennywhistle, congos and djembe as well as the more traditional guitar and piano—serves to establish the authenticity of Janèt's unique compositions.
Land of the Living has music that will appeal to choirs along with a selection of psalm and canticle settings for cantor and assembly. Music directors will find songs for a variety of liturgical moments and celebrations for use throughout the year.