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MP3 Hymn Factory - Sun Of My Soul

A wildly creative album of distinctively "modern hymns"; rich poetry of the hymns come alive in stunning 21st century compositions --melodious, full of color and utterly beautiful.

12 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Contemporary, GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel

"SUN OF MY SOUL by Hymn Factory has the sound of a great classic. Am I listening to century old hymns, or the latest in cutting edge christian music? I hear Schubert, Brahms, Faure, Gershwin...I hear Patty Chung! Every song is strikingly beautiful. From heart warming harmonies to soul moving melodies, Patty''s music is fresh, accessible and alive! As a world-traveled and conservatory-trained
musician, exposed to all styles of ''rhythm and sound'', I believe Patty Chung is beginning a new genre of Christian music, that finally updates traditional hymns for the 21st century. And it is distinctively different from the ''contemporary christian'' music on the market!"

-------Joseph Dermody, Greenwich, CT

"The chasm has been bridged! Hymn Factory’s melodic compositions carry the psalmist’s verse into the 21st century “on wings like eagles!” God does, indeed, “work in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform,” as He has, through Patty Chung’s inspired composition, breathed new life into old hymn texts in SUN OF MY SOUL, Hymn Factory’s debut album. The delightful blend of the powerful lyrics of traditional hymns of the faith, set to Patty Chung’s original musical score, and sung in the lilting, yet vibrant voice of Kathryn Amyotte, has created a soul-touching and inspirational journey for the listener. Patty Chung’s compositions for piano, violin, cello are an ideal vehicle to transport Kathryn Amyotte’s exquisite voice. Together, they carry us across new boundries of delight and creative landscape; to a place, outside of time, where my Savior lives, and invites each of us to join Him there."

-------Susan Helstein, Darien, CT

Hymn Factory is a music label and music brand that takes risks. Instead of going with the crowd, it breaks free from the status quo, creating exciting new music of a whole new genre. Indeed, Hymn Factory offers what no one has -- Christian music that bridges the chasm between traditional hymns and contemporary Christian music, at once synthesizing tradition with innovation, by melding the compelling lyrics of the old hymns we love with sparkling new 21st century compositions and sounds we have long craved.

"Modern audience is hungry for songs that are melodious, full of color and fresh. Like me, they want great lyrics that nourish the soul and renew the spirit partnered with aesthetically intellligent music", says Patty Chung , the founder and composer of Hymn Factory. Rising above the roar of the marketplace of thin unintelligible lyrics and worldly hype of the contemporary Christian music, Hymn Factory boldly proclaims the undiluted Gospel communicated through music that will last.

SUN OF MY SOUL, a debut album from Hymn Factory, is a surprising collection of new hymn compositions exquisitely sung by a lyric soprano Kathryn Amyotte and expertly accompanied by a trio of talented acoustic musicians: Mina Kim on the piano, Yangsun Kim on the violin and Rachel Ford on the cello. Having been compared to Kathleen Battle and Dawn Upshaw, Kathryn Amyotte’s voice shines by combining gorgeous tone of her classical training with a rare fresh approachable style which both critics and audience can appreciate.

At times as dark and complex as a Gershwin tune, the melodies are more often sweet and satisfying - as would your favorite Irish or Italian folk song. “Schubert could have written this hymn”, says one fan while in another track, Asian tones meld into a climax of European harmonies--a serious genre-bender. Indeed, this album has a sound that is all its own.

Hymn Factory is due to release its second album, GUIDE ME in the pop genre by November 2006. Boasting catchy hummable melodies that smack of the Beatles, sacred ballad, moody jazz, country and even upbeat folk rock, the album harkens back the lost art of great songwriting. The third album featuring a pop female voice is scheduled to go into rehearsal in September. Featuring female vocals, this album promises even lovelier melodies, diverse (pop rock, jazz and gospel) musical influences, and greater ease of creative play.

"Under the Hymn Factory music brand, the style of music, musicians and singers, can vary from album to album. What will remain consistent is the excellence of music, the beauty of the poetry, the sound of grace and hope", promises Patty Chung, the brain behind Hymn Factory.

Trailblazing a new creative direction in Christian music, Hymn Factory aspires to become a trusted name that stands for creative excellence, consistently delivering the best in contemporary Christian music. Patty Chung, the founder and composer of Hymn Factory comes with an interesting previous career history as an options trader located in World Trade Center. She started to write music full time shortly after 9/11. She sums up her life as “a sail caught in His wind.”

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