Gate of Heaven, Part I: Gate of Heaven, the title of which acknowledges the first hymn written by the composer, and by which the entire collection of hymnody is named, consists of fifteen hymns. Besides Gate of Heaven, other hymnody includes O Theotokos; the Hymn to Saint Michael the Archangel; the Hymn to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; and, with text based on Pope John Paul’s Redemptoris Mater, the hymn Mother of the Redeemer. Among the psalms are I Thirst for You (Psalm 42); A Heart Contrite (Psalm 51); and, with music suggestive of traditional Russian liturgical music, Miserere (Psalm 51). A Hymn to the Mother of Jesus is featured, as well as Patroness (of our United States), Ave Maria (Ora pro Nobis), a Hymn to Mary, Mother and This Is My Body, based on John 10.
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Songs included on this CD:
- Gate of Heaven
- O Theotokos
- A Heart Contrite (Psalm 51)
- Hymn to Saint Michael the Archangel
- I Thirst for You (Psalm 42)
- Mother of the Redeemer (Ave Redemptoris Mater)
- Mystical Rose
- Hymn to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- Protectress of Christendom
- Hymn to Mary, Mother
- Miserere (Psalm 51)
- Ave Maria (Ora pro Nobis)
- This is My Body (John 12-15)
- Patroness (of Our United States)
- Hymn to the Mother of Jesus