- (Mary Behan Miller)
- Format: CD
Mary Behan Miller's latest CD, 'Amazing Grace', is a collection of traditional Christian music including very old songs such as the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria and Be Thou My Vision. The two oldest songs are in Gregorian chant, The Magnificat and Salve Regina. The song Holy Manna is performed in the Sacred-Harp style with four-part harmony. Traditional American favorites include Amazing Grace, How Can I Keep From Singing?, and The Battle Hymn of the Republic. A new song, My Angel by Rev. Cleo Schmenk, can also be heard on the CD. Many of the songs are sung partially or entirely a cappella and feature rich polyphonic arrangements. This CD, as with most of Mary's other CDs and Keltic Kaleidoscope CDs, is available at the special 3 for $15 price. Special pricing information can be found in the links at the bottom of this page. Mary has released a total of four solo CDs in which she sings and plays the keyboard. 'A Celtic Journey' was her first CD and primarily consists of Irish songs but several tracks are of Scottish or Welsh origins. Selections include compositions by the Irish Baroque composer Turlough O'Carolan and the Scottish poet Robert Burns along with many traditional songs including Danny Boy and An Irish Lullaby. 'Kids' Songs and Lullabies' includes songs for both very young and somewhat older children. As might be inferred from the title, there are 12 lullabies on the CD including an original composition. Many of the other tunes fall into the 'silly song' category that kids find enjoyable. The 'American Pie' CD features the Don McLean song of the same title along with a wide variety of earlier American songs that in one way or another describes interesting aspects of the American experience. A number of these older tracks on this CD have had successful reincarnations in modern times. In Addition to her solo CDs, Mary, as a member of the music group Keltic Kaleidoscope can be heard on the three CDs by the group, Keltic Beginnings, Some Keltic Some Knot, and Keltic Visions.