Annette Hills: Annette Hills Sings
Reviewed by Sally Bolderson
by Jim Logue, Jr. | Source: GrapeVine - GVOnline.Net
This album, "Annette Hills Sings" is a collection of original songs with a few familiar songs, such as "Mary Did You Know", "How Beautiful", "Ave Maria" and "Holy, Holy, Holy". The theme throughout is that of hope, love, praise and encouragement. I was drawn to the original pieces in their messages of our need of ongoing centeredness in our faith. I felt a calm throughout with a minimal amount of instrumentation including amazing piano work that compliments her voice very well.
Ms. Hills has used her musical gifts for most of her life having her first solo at the age of 8 with "O Holy Night." In 1997 she pursued vocal lessons only to have these interrupted by a severe injury which required major surgery and rehabilitation. This experience led her to a ministry to residents of convalescent homes.
Highlights of this particular CD include "My Dear Child" which draws from the messages of our Blessed Virgin Mother at Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina telling of the need for conversion of hearts to our savior, Jesus Christ. My personal favorite was an upbeat number titled "Moment of the Day." Gentle percussion background is a wonderful addition in this song that tells of living for today, having faith and trusting in our Lord to lead our way. I feel that this CD would appeal to all ages.
Visit Annette Hills' website at AnnetteHills.com.
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