New Instrumental Album 'Glory' Coming From Michael W Smith

Aug 31 2011

Grammy Award-winning best-selling Christian music singer Michael W. Smith will release a new instrumental album titled 'Glory' on 22nd November 2011. The self-produced album will be the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2000 Gold-selling first instrumental album 'Freedom'.

'Glory' will be Smith's 23rd career album and was recorded with a 65-piece orchestra at London's prestigious AIR Studios. Arranged by Smith's longtime friend David Hamilton and featuring a moving collection of original music, the album includes 'Glory - The Overture', 'The Patriot', 'Heroes', 'Whitaker's Wonder', 'Redemption', 'Atonement', 'The Romance', 'The Tribute' and a larger-than-life symphonic version of 'Agnus Dei'.

Smith comments, "I've said many times that Freedom is my favorite record, so I'm very excited to be releasing my second instrumental record. I think the people that enjoyed Freedom will love this one; and I actually think some of the unique musical twists this project is taking will open it up to a whole new audience as well."

On the inspiration for 'Glory', Smith notes, "When I work with an orchestra I feel like I'm in my element. I often think of the film Chariots of Fire and the famous quote by the film's hero Eric Liddell. He says, 'when I run I feel His pleasure.' This statement encompasses my experience when I work on instrumental music. When I'm able to see sweeping melodies and epic, cinematic songs come to fruition, it's like I am offering a prayer to our Father in Heaven."

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