This short E.P. is the result of lots of thought and inspiration through my faith, piano players and guitar players I greatly admire.
I hope this will be the beginning of a larger series of arrangements for hymns that carry with them a beautiful musical and spiritual weight, history and value midst much of the music of today.
These pieces represent a moments capture of a live improvised performance of an arranged piece from the evening of 24th of March, 2014. They should be treated as a glimpse into how well these pieces were written and transferred down through generations. At every performance these pieces will no double change.
I hope I have treated the pieces respectfully while adding a new element of guitar arrangement and occasional harmonic arrangement.
The E.P. was performed and recorded live to video at All Saints Church in Peckham on the 24th or March. You can see on youtube at www.youtube.com/sicliffvideos
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Music originally written by Charles C. Converse (1834-1918)
Lyrics originally written in poem form by Joseph M. Scriven (1819-1896)
- I Surrender All
Music originally written by Winfield S. Weeden (1847–1908)
Lyrics originally written by Judson W. Van DeVenter (1855–1939)
- We Rest On Thee (Be Still, My Soul)
Music written by Jean Sibelius. It was written in 1899 and revised in 1900.
Lyrics written by Edith G. Cherry around 1895.
released May 9, 2014
Arranged, Performed & Produced by Si Cliff
All traditional music credits on tracks
Director of Photography & Editor: Peter D. Marsay
Sound Recordist: Luke Adam
Gaffer: Dominic Pierre
Spark: Ed Mayhew