Things I Love Thursday: The Autumn Film a.k.a. 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.”