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As God calls us week by week before the Throne of Grace, one of my chief pleasures and blessings is serving the congregation at Cornerstone Presbyterian by planning and encouraging corporate worship. The writing of these songs filled specific musical and theological needs in our services. I present them here not as an absolute, but as an expression of God’s goodness and grace to our particular worshipping community. If they fill a need elsewhere, I am doubly humbled and blessed. 

This was a community project with singers, instrumentalists, choir, and congregation from Cornerstone Pres in Franklin, TN and our mother church, Parish Pres.

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released October 29, 2012 

Credits 
Piano: Gregory Wilbur 
Guitar: Nathan Clark George 
Solo Viola: Henry Haffner 
Bass: Danny O’Lannerghty 

Chamber Ensemble 
Violin: Sue Steffens, Michael Snyder, Emma Pent, Frank Auer, Josh McGuire, Jonathan Dillard, Sarah McGuire, Sarah Leaver 
Viola: Henry Haffner, Lincoln Pent 
Cello: Jackson Pent, Rachel Leaver 
Bass: Jeremy Steffens 
Flute: Bill Randall 
Soprano Sax/Ocarina: David Steffens 
Trumpet/Flugel Horn: Greg Bumpus 
Percussion: Benjamin George 

Production 
Mixed and Mastered by Tom Laune at Bridgeway Studio, Nashville, TN 
Recording Engineer: Nathan Clark George 
Producers: Nathan Clark George and Gregory Wilbur 
Orchestrations by Gregory Wilbur 

Artwork by Abe Goolsby, Officina Abrahae 
Cover Photo of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church by Gregory Wilbur 
Artist Photo by Ian Kern 
Recording Photos by James Esmond 

Initial Tracking Recorded at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, June 11-13, 2012. 
Choir, Strings and Congregation Recorded at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, July 23-25, 2012. 
Vocals Recorded at Parish Presbyterian Church 

 

My Cry Ascends is a graceful collection of new Psalms and hymns for the church composed by Greg Wilbur. The music is recorded in a folk tradition with elements of Celtic style and southern harmony. Listeners will enjoy the hardy musical instrumentation: piano, viola, flutes, tin whistle, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bagpipe, hammer dulcimer and percussion. Rich biblical texts and expressive tunes feature the singing of Michael Card, Steve Green, Wes King, Katy Snow, Nathan Clark George and Bruce Carroll. The songs were written with congregational singing in mind, and it is our hope that this CD will bring these wonderful pieces into wider familiarity as an appropriate offering to the Most High God as He calls His people into worship.

 

Released April 25, 2016 

 

Gregory Wilbur, Composer 

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Music Recording, Engineering, Mastering and Mixing: 
Nathan Clark George 

Kyle Benson

Piano: 
Gregory Wilbur 

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Violin: 
Michael Snyder 

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Viola: 
Henry Haffner 
Lincoln Pent 

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Cello: 
Stonewall Pent 

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Oboe: 
David Nichols

 
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