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Things I Love Thursday: The Autumn Film a.k.a. Page CXVI

02/17/2011

Page CXVI

This week I’d like to share about one of my favorite bands. I first discovered them when they released an album under the name Page CXVI entitled Hymns. Here’s what it says on their website, “Page CXVI is a project started with the idea of making hymns accessible and known again. They are some of the richest, most meaningful, and moving pieces of music ever written.” I couldn’t agree more. I had recently wanted to learn more of the classic hymns since the church we were attending then did not sing many of them. (Although they sang other good stuff. Just not the classic hymns.) I want my kids to know the old hymns and experience the “communion of the saints”– knowing that the song being sung  has been sung to God  by other faithful saints for hundreds of years.  That’s encouraging to me.

This album is great and I highly recommend it. There is a free song available for download here.  They’ve also released two more albums of hymns since I first discovered them, which I think I am going to ask for for my birthday. All three albums are available on their website and are priced very reasonably. You can buy either a digital copy or a CD and a digital copy. I’m especially excited about Hymns III. “Be Thou My Vision” is one of my favorite songs.

The Autumn Film

Now, I liked this CD and this group so much that I wanted to see if they had recorded anything else. When I started looking around, I discovered that the band is called The Autumn Film and the lead singer is a lady named Tifah Phillips, along with with Dann Stockton and Reid Phillips. People, I just need to say that this lady’s voice speaks to me. I LOVE their music. I’m not sure why the group decided to record the Hymns albums under a different name, but they did and they are good under either name.

They have a few songs available to download for free, which I really appreciate.  Their current album is entitled “The Ship and the Sea” and there are two songs from that album available here. Their previous albums are also very good. “Heart Shaped Box,” “The Grey EP,” and “So Loved EP”  all have a few songs available for free download as well, which you can find by clicking on those links. You can check out some of their videos on You Tube, including this one where Tifah is singing the song “Joy” in her living room. Its a powerful performance, made even more powerful when you know the story behind the song.

I hope you enjoy Page CXVI and The Autumn Film as much as I do! Next week, I’m going to share about another album of hymns from a different group that I’ve also really enjoyed.

This post is being linked up to The Diaper Diaries “Things I Love Thursday.”

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13 Comments
  1. Donna/Nonna permalink
    02/17/2011 6:55 am

    So…you liked them so much you could not wait to get up (at 3:00 a.m.) and post about them!

    • Kate permalink*
      02/17/2011 7:51 am

      Donna, I scheduled that post yesterday afternoon to go up then. After all, 3am here is 8am in Scotland. :) Don’t worry. I’m not going crazy. :)

  2. Heather permalink
    02/17/2011 7:37 am

    I love the hymns download. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Christa permalink
    02/17/2011 12:14 pm

    I _love_ Page CXVI. So far I only have Hymns, and _In Christ Alone_ is probably my favorite. Amazing stuff. I agree; her voice speaks to my soul. Thanks so much for sharing their other band name and these free download links!

    • Kate permalink*
      02/17/2011 1:41 pm

      Yay! A fellow fan! I think you’ll like their other music too.

  4. Christa permalink
    02/17/2011 12:15 pm

    Okay so I thought _ was the way to italicize. Obviously that doesn’t work on WordPress. Ah well. :)

  5. Tara permalink
    02/18/2011 3:15 pm

    Can’t wait to check this out! We really like Red Mountain Music hymns. They have some free downloads :
    http://www.redmountainmusic.com/b-sides/b-sides.html (and we’ve bought some of their other music, too).

  6. 02/19/2011 11:05 pm

    Kate,

    Thanks for the kind words! It’s always fun to learn about our fans around the world. We so appreciate you spreading the word about our music! I’m glad you enjoy it!

    PS – I feel like an idiot because I posted a comment in the wrong spot. I’m on a phone, but also, I just wasn’t paying attention. :) feel free to edit this part out and not approve the other comment.

    • Kate permalink*
      02/20/2011 7:42 pm

      Dann,
      Thanks for the comment! It made my day. :) I’m hoping I can get the word out about you guys here in Southern Georgia so I can then convince you all to come down here and do a concert. Hopefully I can catch you guys live someday. Thanks!

      • 02/24/2011 11:01 am

        Kate,

        For some reason, I thought you were still in Scotland. I think that’s why we love finding fans all over the world. So funny. We would love to come to Georgia sometime. If you’re really serious about getting us out there, contact us, and maybe we can work something out. :)

  7. Mamabellum permalink
    02/22/2011 12:24 pm

    Katie, I’m so glad you posted this. I have wanted to find some good for the soul music (HYMNS!) for awhile. I can’t stand most of the self-centered drivel that passes for Christian music these days and I love me some hymns. I also am going to order those seeds of family cds for when Anne is a little bigger so we can learn scripture together. I really enjoy reading your blog–I miss you and it’s fun to “hear” your voice like this! I wish you lived a little closer

    • Kate permalink*
      02/24/2011 1:51 pm

      Sara–I wish we lived closer too. We could rock out to hymns together with our kiddos. :) Since you said you were looking for something that isn’t self-centered drivel, I’ve really enjoyed the music of Keith and Kristyn Getty. Its new music (not the old hymns we love) but it is very Christ centered and theologically deep like the old hymns. You can search for them on You Tube or google them. Its not the same style as Page CXVI, its more for corporate worship, but I really enjoy them.

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