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House of Worship

House of Worship

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by Twila Paris
     
 
In March 2003, singer/songwriter Twila Paris released House of Worship, her first full worship album since her 1991 project, Sanctuary. Although the album could be seen as a reaction to the prevalence of worship projects in Christian music at the time of its release, House of Worship is a continuation of Paris' lengthy ministry, one that has been

Overview

In March 2003, singer/songwriter Twila Paris released House of Worship, her first full worship album since her 1991 project, Sanctuary. Although the album could be seen as a reaction to the prevalence of worship projects in Christian music at the time of its release, House of Worship is a continuation of Paris' lengthy ministry, one that has been marked by worship songs throughout the years. Of the project, Paris says, "I love that these songs have been born in this season in which God has been reigniting a passion for worship in His people -- preparing us for something...I pray that more than ever God will lead each of us into a place of true worship, that we will encounter His presence and power and that His desire will be accomplished in us." The album features ten new songs as well as two new versions of the well-loved classics "We Bow Down" and "We Will Glorify." Highly piano-oriented, the release can best be described as simple, yet moving. The album's production tends toward organic, not striving to dazzle listeners with innovative approaches, instead seeking to draw them into worship through simplicity. Songs include "God of All," "For Eternity," and "Christ in Us." Paris' voice continues to achieve greater maturity with each release. Her vocals are bathed in what seems a contradiction: confident humility. While her voice comes across as confident and strong because of years of experience and faithful use, at the same time her vocals contain a gentle humbleness as she acknowledges her need for God through song. In the end, the album is namely a testament of who God is. It is Paris' proclamation of the purpose and need for worship: "God uses worship to heal us, to win battles in the spiritual realm, to draw those who don't know Him, to encourage His children to refocus, to prepare, to realign our priorities...and ultimately to change us and make us more like Him. But all these reasons are secondary. Worship is not about what we get out of it. At the end of the day, we only need one reason. We worship Him because He is worthy. We worship Him for who He is...And if no other reason existed, that would be enough." ~ Ashleigh Kittle Slater

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2003
Label:
Sparrow
UPC:
0724353979928
catalogNumber:
39799

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Twila Paris   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Leanne Albrecht   Background Vocals
Lisa Bevill   Background Vocals
Steve Bishir   Overdubs
David Davidson   Strings
Shane Keister   Piano,Hammond Organ
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Tom Hemby   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Percussion
Bob Mason   Strings
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Michael Mellett   Background Vocals
Gene Miller   Background Vocals
Chance Scoggins   Background Vocals
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Neal Wilkinson   Drums
Kris Wilkinson   Strings
Dan Needham   Drums
Leland Sklar   Bass
Jerard Woods   Background Vocals
Darwin Hobbs   Background Vocals
LeAnne Palmore   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Christy Nockels   Background Vocals
Nirva Dorsaint   Background Vocals
Jovaun Woods   Background Vocals
Mark Hill   Bass
Ken Lewis   Percussion
Jamie Kenney   Synthesizer
Fiona Mellett   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brown Bannister   Producer
Twila Paris   Composer
Richard Smallwood   Composer
Kathy Troccoli   Composer
Steve Bishir   Engineer
Bill Deaton   Engineer
Tom Hemby   Arranger
Carl Marsh   String Arrangements
Living Sacrifice   Composer
Michael Carrodus   Composer

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House of Worship 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is so beautiful that I can't stop listening to it. The songs are well written and the music is great. If you like Twila Paris or are new to her, then get this CD!