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Revelation: Solo Piano for Prayer & Worship

by David Nevue

Classic hymns, praise and worship songs arranged for solo piano with some unique melodic twists. Intimate, thoughtful, prayerful and peaceful. Perfect for times of prayer, meditation and devotion.
Genre: Spiritual: Praise & Worship
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1. A Mighty Fortress is Our God
4:04 $0.99
2. Sing Hallelujah
4:14 $0.99
3. Awake to the Light
2:03 $0.99
4. Softly and Tenderly
2:42 $0.99
5. In the Shadow of Your Wings
2:32 $0.99
6. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
4:32 $0.99
7. The Mystery and the Glory
3:54 $0.99
8. How Deep the Father's Love
3:42 $0.99
9. Here I Am to Worship
4:25 $0.99
10. More Love, More Power
4:04 $0.99
11. Blessed Assurance
4:32 $0.99
12. Your Holiness Surrounds Me
3:40 $0.99
13. You Are My Hiding Place
4:38 $0.99
14. Your Word
3:26 $0.99
15. A Shield About Me
2:46 $0.99
16. Holy, Holy, Holy
5:00 $0.99
17. The Lion and the Lamb
3:05 $0.99
18. Amazing Love (You Are My King)
5:08 $0.99
19. The Steadfast Love of the Lord
1:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
During the recording sessions for David’s previous album, a hymns CD entitled "Adoration: Solo Piano Hymns", David spent time improvising on a number of contemporary worship melodies. "Revelation: Solo Piano for Prayer & Worship" is the result. "Revelation" contains five new hymn arrangements, four original songs and improvisations on ten modern worship classics. Includes the songs "Here I Am to Worship", "Sing Hallelujah," "Amazing Love (You are My King)," "More Love More Power," "A Shield About Me" and others. 19 tracks in all make this David's longest album yet! Over 70 minutes of music.



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Raj Manoharan (www.rajmanreviews.blogspot.com)

The RajMan Review
Lifestyle Music Award-winning and New Age Reporter chart-topping pianist David Nevue’s latest collection of solo piano recordings was deeply inspired by his Christian faith. The good news is that you don’t have to be a Christian to enjoy and appreciate his talents for composition, arrangement, and performance.

Revelation provides a generous sampling of hymnal standards given a unique spin by Nevue, as well as some of his own originals. No familiarity with the covers is needed to enjoy them because, as is the case with any good work of art, regardless of their inspiration, they are simply beautiful pieces of music.

Christian or not, most people, especially baby boomers, might be familiar with the opening track, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” since it was the theme for the 1950s claymation television series Davey and Goliath. Nevue doesn’t play it exactly like the original, but the tune is recognizable enough that it’s a kick to hear Nevue’s own interpretation of it. Nevue also provides a kind of hipster sensibility for “Blessed Assurance,” which is comparable to Vince Gauraldi’s jazzy treatment of “Oh Christmas Tree” on A Charlie Brown Christmas. The most stirring original composition on the album is “The Mystery and the Glory,” the title of which is very indicative of the feel of the track and serves as an appropriate and effective contemplation of anything the listener might find mysterious and glorious.

The only people I can think who could really take issue with these covers are Christian fundamentalists, who might view Nevue’s liberties with the material as sacrilegious. That would be absurd because, as storied and steeped in tradition as they are, these standards were written by mere mortals after all.

The subtitle indicates that these recordings are for prayer and meditation, and they are thus useful for such purposes by people of any faith, creed, or persuasion. Regardless of the muse or context in which they are created, good works of art allow people to create their own context for how they receive them, thus ensuring the universal appeal of such art. David Nevue’s incomparable and unquestionable talents as demonstrated on his superb new release fit the bill perfectly.

Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Revelation: Solo Piano for Prayer & Worship" is the follow-up to David Nevue’s 2007 release "Adoration." Where "Adoration" was mostly Nevue’s arrangements of traditional hymns, "Revelation" is made up mostly of improvisations on hymns and contemporary praise songs plus three Nevue originals. What is especially interesting is that just a few years ago, Nevue was not entirely comfortable with his improvisational skills. Recording the album in Joe Bongiorno’s Piano Haven Studio was so comfortable for Nevue that he just relaxed and let the music flow. The results are spectacular and nearly as personal as an album of original compositions. "Revelation" contains a whopping nineteen tracks and a running time of more than 70 minutes, but there is no filler or any weak tracks - a great album from start to finish!

I obviously don’t have the space to tell you about all nineteen tracks, so I’ll pick some highlights. "Revelation" begins with a rousing version of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” Energetic with a catchy bass rhythm, this arrangement oveflows with joy. “Sing Hallelujah” is one of my favorites. Very dark and introspective, the deep emotions expressed communicate in a very personal way. “Softly and Tenderly” is almost fragile in its delicacy - lovely! “In the Shadow of Your Wings” is also very dark and searching, but then “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” swings the mood all the way back up to joyful and optimistic. “The Mystery and the Glory” is the first of Nevue’s originals on this album, and was recorded as it was being created - there are no edits or changes. Very thoughtful and very comfortable, it’s a deeply personal beauty! One of the surprises is “Blessed Assurance,” a very traditional hymn transformed into a semi-jazz interpretation. Light and carefree, it’s a great arrangement that dances with joy. “Your Word” is a worship song written by David’s friend Allison Long, and his solo piano arrangement is soulful and stirring. “Holy Holy Holy” is another standard hymn made fresh and new with improvisation and a joyful state of mind - an energetic delight! “The Lion and the Lamb” is a song Nevue wrote years ago and a favorite composition of his. Gentle and loving, it’s a wonderful piece! “Amazing Love (You Are My King)” has a quiet but passionate message that reaches deep into the heart. “The Steadfast Love of the Lord” serves as a peaceful benediction to close this inspiring and heartfelt album. Very highly recommended!


idóneo para momentos de deliberación!.
Revelation es el último trabajo del compositor y pianista David Nevue. Un álbum grabado en el prestigioso estudio de Joe Bongiorno Piano Haven, en Kenmore. Este trabajo es la continuación de su anterior álbum de himnos eclesiásticos, Adoration, publicado en 2007. Revelation se compone de diecinueve himnos, de los cuales, tres son composiciones propias. Una música muy tradicional en los Estados Unidos, pero poco común en otros países. Dios está muy presente en la vida de David, y un claro ejemplo es este álbum, hermosas piezas para compartir con su amplia audiencia y poder así, aproximarles a Dios.
El álbum comienza con "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" un toque de notas altas con progresión hacia la zona baja del piano, es el comienzo y la introducción perfecta para la mano izquierda, que reproduce un arpegio de acordes; un excelente acompañamiento para la amable melodía que da vida la mano derecha. Una hermosa y pegadiza pieza!.

"Sing Hallelujah" es melancólica, el fluir lento de notas y acordes le aportan un tono amargo al tema. Una inmensa calma invade al oyente en su escucha; notas acariciadas y toques delicados de acordes crean una pieza idónea para momentos en soledad, sólo con la compañía de los pensamientos.
"Awake to the Light" es la primera composición original de David en este trabajo. Una melodía que crea un ambiente cálido, esperanzador. Progresiones de acordes reproducidos por la mano izquierda y una simpática melodía dibujada por su diestra, aportan a esta pieza un toque optimista. Hermoso track!.
"Softly and Tenderly" es pura delicadeza, una melodía que fluye lenta reproducida por la mano derecha es acompañada por suaves acordes de la mano izquierda. Bellísima pieza que dibuja una sonrisa al oyente!.
"In the Shadow of Your Wings" es una oración lanzada al aire; aquejada pieza, triste. La mano derecha reproduce un lamento, mientras en la zona baja se marcan delicados acordes. Una pieza capaz de entristecer al oyente. Inmensamente mustia!.
Con un toque más alegre, David nos presenta "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty". Un rápido arpegio de acordes en la zona baja del piano acompaña a la cálida melodía que reproduce la mano derecha. Una pieza esperanzadora y muy sentida dirigida al Todopoderoso.
"The Mistery and the Glory" es la segunda composición original que David añade a Revelation, sencillamente sorprendente, no por su melodía, pues esta fluye tranquila con un tono melancólico; más bien por que es completamente improvisada, un momento de inspiración llevó a David a lanzarse y grabar este triste, pero hermoso himno.
"How Deep the Father's Love" es una sencilla pieza a la que da vida las delicadas notas (apenas apreciadas) de la mano izquierda, mientras la diestra, reproduce una sensible melodía, muy dulce. Linda y cautivadora pieza!.
"Here I Am to Worship" es la adaptación que David hace de una balada para el culto compuesta por el cantante Tim Hughes; una pieza cantada regularmente en iglesias y festivales religiosos. El suave toque de David le añade un tono emocionante al tema.
"More Love, More Power" tiene un comienzo lento y apenado; una pieza compuesta por el americano Jeff Deyo y a la que David le ha dado un toque más tranquilo, lo que la convierte en una pieza más abatida aún. Aunque que en ocasiones, la melodía se muestra un poco más enérgica (mostrando así un lado más animado) no es más que por un breve tiempo; vuelve de nuevo la melancólica melodía.
"Blessed Assurance" es uno de los himnos más populares; un tempo bien marcado por acordes y una la alegre melodía reproducida por una enérgica mano derecha, crean una hermosa y rítmica pieza. Puro optimismo!.
"Your Holiness Surrounds Me", progresiones de acordes en la zona baja del piano sirven de acompañamiento a una dulce melodía dibujada por la mano derecha. Una cálida y encantadora pieza que abraza al oyente. Hermosa!.
"You Are My Hiding Place", es un himno triste, melancólico. El fluir lento de las notas, las progresiones de acordes en la zona baja y los continuos silencios, hacen de esta una de las más angustiadas piezas, un lamento a Dios.
"Your Word" es enternecedora, un pieza perfecta para la deliberación. Un tema sereno que apela a la paz y a la tranquilidad. El oyente consigue estar inmerso en su mundo gracias a la palabra de Dios.
"A Shield About Me". Acariciando las notas altas, David da vida una tierna melodía que fluye lenta, conmovedora. Una pieza que aporta un soplo de optimismo al oyente.
"Holy, Holy, Holy" es la adaptación que David hace del popular himno de Reginal Heber. Comienza con un vaivén de notas en la zona baja que acompañan a la conocida melodía. Un bello y enérgico himno, al que David le ha aportado un toque frescura. Hermoso!.
La última pieza original de David lleva como título "The Lion and the Lamb", notas altas acompañadas por delicadas progresiones de acordes, dan vida a un tema dotado de una gran hermosura. Sublime!.
La pieza más extensa del álbum, se titula "Amazing Love (You Are My King)", más de cinco minutos; "Amazing Love (You Are My King)" es suave y tierna. Un discontinuo toque en los acordes de acompañamiento y una pegadiza melodía reproducida por la mano derecha, crean una pieza apasionante y que llena de esperanza al oyente.
"The Steadfast Love of the Lord" una pieza perfecta como cierre para este álbum. Con una asombrosa delicadeza, David va dando vida a esta sosegada pieza; las discontinuas notas que van naciendo lentas, le ofrecen una asombrosa ternura al tema.

Revelation es un álbum idóneo para momentos de deliberación, que muestran al oyente los diferentes caminos a seguir para sobrellevar los momentos difíciles, todo con la fuerza de la Fe; a esto contribuye David con este último trabajo. David nos muestra la delicada belleza y el sentido que cierran los himnos, tan comunes en Norte América. Un álbum muy recomendado.

John P. Olsen NewAgeMusicWorld.Com / NewAgeMusic.nu

Personal Revelation of David Nevue
David Nevue is a composing Solo Pianist where some comparisons have made to other pianists in the solo category for years. Those familiar with David accept the fact his personalized Neo Classical melodies shed new light on Spiritual piano music while instilling a deeper meaning apart from many by their innermost reverence. It is true that in addition to his individual concert appearances David who resides with his family in Oregon, has often shared the stage with comparable great talents like David Lanz, Wayne Gratz, Suzanne Ciani, Peter Kater, and a multitude of solo performers, so perhaps a reason some comparisons of his work are made. Another reason could be the way up in the clouds airplay since his music is heard on over 220 radio, satellite and internet programs worldwide. Overcome is a prior album named Best Instrumental Piano Album of 2005 in the Lifestyle Music Awards and Adoration, which also features traditional hymn arrangements reached # 1 on ZMR charts in May 2008, highlighting the integral popularity of his music.
In relation to his music career David also authored the book How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet and founded the educational Music Biz Academy website that helps independent musicians market then advance their individual music careers. David also founded the free internet based Whisperings : Solo Piano Radio program having nearly a million listeners each month. Coinciding like an open ministry of personal faith, Revelation : Solo Piano for Prayer & Worship is an offertory album of 19 intimate peaceful songs of beauty within, given the honored hymns of worship that persons with or without their own personal inner beliefs will enjoy. Revelation : Solo Piano for Prayer & Worship contains 5 new hymn arrangements, 4 original songs and improvisations on 10 modern worship classics and is David’s eleventh release with a rededicated focus on melodic piano music offering a deep spiritual structure. Revelation is much like past albums by original content and inclusion of new compositions on age old song hymns from centuries past where church attendees from many religious faiths will recognize in the first few measures. David Nevue has a limited degree of formal music studies so recites much of his songs from memory, but believe me this is not apparent when you witness the beautiful music granted to this devout Christian man also identified by a skillful aptitude in his composing abilities and creative spirit while performing his personalized music. You will discover that David offers his hymns like an open book with a nice variety of thought and feel on each song he performs. Softly and Tenderly is shown in a like reverence by an emotion filled call during the gentle yet moving piano melody that is more than worthy of this ages old hymn. Blessed Assurance is an onward moving testament by the lively melody set in a moderately faster tempo that reveals the resolute nature of his work. Holy, Holy, Holy is a lighter piano improvisation validating the positive hallmarks of the holy trinity and Amazing Love ( You Are My King ) is a more introspective song of tribute and another positive affirmation for the melodies of honor he steadfastly produces. David’s version of this Contemporary Christian music hymn is serene by an inner reflection that stands apart from most modern versions and at the same time, celebrates his faithful commitment to Solo Piano music exalting a beautiful reverence overfilled with joyful praise.