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Fernando Ortega - Beginnings
Fernando Ortega
Fernando Ortega - Beginnings
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
 
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BEGINNINGS - the premiere collector?s edition of early Fernando Ortega recordings (1993 ? 1996). Included in this comprehensive compilation are selections from Fernando?s first four albums produced by Randolf Productions,...  more »

      
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All Artists: Fernando Ortega
Title: Fernando Ortega - Beginnings
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Randolf Productions, Inc.
Original Release Date: 8/2/2004
Release Date: 8/2/2004
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
Style: Pop & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 804671200420

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BEGINNINGS - the premiere collector?s edition of early Fernando Ortega recordings (1993 ? 1996). Included in this comprehensive compilation are selections from Fernando?s first four albums produced by Randolf Productions, Inc. (RPI), Meditations Of The Heart (1993) Meditations Of The Heart ? Encore (1994) Hymns & Meditations (1994) Night Of Your Return (1996)

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Great Collection; Beautiful Piano
blbooks | 09/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"BEGINNINGS by Fernando Ortega is a 2 cd set featuring selections of some of the "early" recordings of this great pianist primarily drawn from four albums: Meditations of the Heart, Meditations of the Heart Encore, Hymns and Meditations, and Night of Your Return. While many of these cds are available for purchase online, it is nearly impossible to find them in your typical Christian music store.

Of the thirty-four songs on the album, seventeen are instrumental.

Songs from Meditations of the Heart include: Sacrifice of Praise, Living Water, Morning Star, Family, I Love To Praise Your Name, and As For Us. (Six of the ten songs on the album)

Songs from Meditations of the Heart Encore include: I Remember Well, It's Your Love, Tossed On The Wind, Teach Me Thy Way, and Creation Sings. (Five of the eleven songs on the album).

Hymns and Meditations: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Near The Cross, Softly and Tenderly, Nothing But The Blood, and I Need Thee Every Hour/Just As I Am/ Come Ye Sinners Medley, What Wondrous Love Is This, Con Que Pagaremos, Brethren We Have Met To Worship, Sacred Head Now Wounded, and Nearer My God To Thee. (Which appears to be the entire album of Hymns and Meditations)

It also seems to include all the songs on Night Of Your Return as well. (My Song Is Love Unknown, Praise To The Lord, The Almighty, Night Of Your Return, Mi Abuelito, Chimayo, Jesus, Lover of My Soul, Here Is Love, Road Song, Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted, This is My Father's World, and Green Pastures.)

With two complete albums and two partial albums, BEGINNINGS is well worth the price and is a great addition for any Fernando Ortega fan's collection.

This piano music is wonderful. His style simple but beautiful."
I keep coming back to it...
Meadowhaven | United States | 01/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved "Beginnings" the first time I listened to it, and have found myself coming back to it ever since. It's peaceful, meditative music, but not "muzaky" or moody. There is substance to these songs that reflect an obvious relationship with the Lord of all, and a love for the world He's created."