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Dena And Joanna Marini -- There Is A Fountain
My Comments: These people play music on the same harps that are made by their family. Their family makes their living building harps. Each harp they build is "hand crafted" and "custom made". The two oldest daughters, Dena and Joanna Marini, go to many different churches in their local region playing their harps. The younger members of their family also take part in their concerts by playing other instruments they are good at.
I found out about these recordings when their mother mailed me all of their current CD titles as "air play submissions" for Old Christian Radio. After hearing all their recordings, I decided to add all of them to my station's air play library. From there, I made these recordings available for purchase in my online music store. Until now, these recordings were only available for purchase at their concerts, by mail directly from them, or only from local bookstores where they live.
As you listen to their recordings (oldest to newest), you'll notice progressive improvement in their harp playing skills. Their harp playing skills in their earlier recordings are still very good.
The message inside the CD cover reads...
We've chosen "There Is A Fountain" as the
theme song for this recording because it beautifully expresses the Christian
experience. Consider the first verse: The sinner suddenly realizes his guilt of
sin, the condemnation he deserves, and his own desperate inability to justify
himself before his Creator. Then, he hears the good news:
The sinner hears of others, sinners like himself, who
fled to this fountain for cleansing from sin, such as the thief who was
crucified next to Christ, and he knows that fountain in his only hope as well:
Some time later the forgiven sinner looks back on his
cleansing. He remembers the wounds his Lord suffered, the flow of blood that
paid the legal penalty for his sin, and the divine love that motivated His sacrifice
-- all else in life fades to insignificance when compared to this
The forgiven sinner looks forward to the day when his
body of flesh, with all its perfections, will be laid to rest, and his inner man
will be free to flawlessly worship his Saviour;
Our prayer is that this song will become the
experience of each who listens to this recording, that our GOd might receive the
worship He deserves.
"How Great Thou Art" by Carl Boberg... This beautiful hymn was written in Sweden in 1886. It is found its way to Romania where the Rev. Juan Staneschi simplified the melody and was published first in America in 1954 by Dr. N.A. Woychuk in his book entitled "Making Melody." This arrangement is a thank offering to the Lord and may be used in any publication designed to honor Him, if this stement is appended. Copyright 1954 in "Making Melody" by N.A. Woychuk, Assigned to Alfred B. Smith. All rights reserved (Taken from "Living Hymns" P. 801)
Dena and Joanna, now 15 and 13, continued to progress in their harp playing as a part of their home school program. Their father also continues to develop his skill at harp building as a home business project that involves the whole family. We thank God for giving the girls the gifts and skill needed to develop their won arrangements to these songs without using sheet music.
Dena And Joanna Marini (As
pictured on the back of the CD cover)