MP3 Russ Tapp & Rick Land - Cathedrals
A dynamic virtuoso team defining a new music genre in serious music by fusing old world acoustical pipe organs with digital keyboards creating a whole new world of "fusion".
13 MP3 Songs in this album (73:42) !
Related styles: New Age: Healing, Classical: Keyboard Music, Type: Instrumental
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What you hear as you listen to our album are a few of our original arrangements and compositions that Rick & I are creating each week in service to our little church in the Texas panhandle, St. Matthew''s Episcopal Church in Pampa, TX. Although we have our fingers in so many pies we make our service music for St. Matthew''s our top priority each week. We are having a blast while breaking through the barriers of church music with our special "fusion" of great literature, original compositions and improvisations in the use of the historic Mohler pipe organ and the Yamaha Motif Synthesizer. We are very grateful to the people of St. Matthew''s for allowing us to express our hearts of worship through our spiritual and musical gifts.
Rick & I (Russ) have experienced leading worship and making music in the largest evangelical churches in the state of Texas, but they do not compare to the beauty, tranquility and aesthetic spiritual depth that we have the freedom to experience at St. Matthew''s through our weekly musical offerings in service to God and the dear people of St. Matt''s.
We hope that you are blessed by what you hear.
ABOUT RUSS TAPP & RICK LAND (RNR FUSION)
I am a longtime Fort Worth Texan starting a new life here in Amarillo after being in full time Evangelical Worship Ministry for over 23 years.
I am a proud father of two children, Lea 25 & David 24. They are the pride of my life and a Father could not love any two kids more than I do these two.
I am currently serving with my business partner and friend Rick as co-Music Director/Choir Master at St. Matthew''s Episcopal Church in Pampa, TX.
I also head up our Media division of RnR Fusion. I specialize in computer graphic design, video production/editing, web design, web hosting, web maintenance and promotional graphic design. I have a large collection of videos featured on https://www.tradebit.com which reaches around the world. Any given Sunday one of my creations is being used in churches from Singapore to England to Australia to South Africa to Germany to all over the United States.
My desire is to bring a high level of excellence and authentic beauty in my music and visual creations to better our connection with God and his children in the world.
In order to keep up my skills and musical prowess, I have returned to my beloved St. Matthew’s in Pampa and the now landmark St. Andrew’s in Amarillo (with the stunningly rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner from UT Austin following a devastating fire which destroyed the church and Reuter organ in 1992).
My work is not yet complete. I built choral programs when there was no money to buy music. I have “accompanied” an orchestra each week - filling in missing parts and on occasion, drowning out the whole mess! I have installed great pipe organs in spite of wall to wall carpeting. I have led people to God with pure beauty and unwavering prayer. I have seen miracles occur among fractured and burned-out ministries. I have heard God’s people lift their voices in praise, turmoil, passion and great grief. I have seen lives changed through kindness and patience--but most of all it is the joy I receive when I worship through the making of music. A lifetime of music making is all consuming. I never really had a life, period. But, I learned to improvise anything, anywhere, anytime.
Playing great organ literature just simply cannot be described. You have to experience the feel of a slight touch on the keyboard and suddenly having the heavens open and your heart soar and your pulse race... Surely, God inhabits the praises of his people. I hope so! Otherwise He would be deaf! Be at peace...