All Things Bright & Beautiful

About this recording

All Things Bright & Beautiful contains 12 hymns arranged in a traditional/folk style. These recordings connect us with the past, our heritage and history. We had a great time bringing traditional Appalachian instruments like the mountain dulcimer, octave mandolin, and autoharp alongside more conventional instruments like the piano and violin. It’s a heartwarming collection of hymns we hope you’ll enjoy.

Purchase Online

Individual CDs and downloads are available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers.

Musicians

  • Geoff Groberg: piano, guitar, bass, 5-string banjo, low “D” whistle, autoharp, viola, percussion
  • Mark Geslison: guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, bass, 6-string banjo, dulcimer, bodhrán
  • Alina Geslison: fiddle on We’ll Sing All Hail to Jesus’ Name, Nearer, My God, to Thee, and Have I Done Any Good?
  • Nate Olson: fiddle on Abide With Me; ‘Tis Eventide and Down to the Valley to Pray
  • Grace Dayton: fiddle on Nearer, My God, To Thee and O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright, harmony voice on Abide With Me; ‘Tis Eventide and Nearer and My God, to Thee
  • Annie Rosevear: flute on Have I Done Any Good?
  • Lucy Tingey: lead voice on Abide With Me; ‘Tis Eventide and Nearer, My God, to Thee
  • Lauren Scoville: harmony voice on Abide With Me; ‘Tis Eventide and Nearer, My God, to Thee, piano on Nearer, My God, to Thee
  • Caroline Reynoso: harp on If You Could Hie to Kolob
  • Jordan Benson: cello on Nearer, My God, To Thee, We’ll Sing All Hail to Jesus’ Name, banjo on O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

The first half of If You Could Hie to Kolob is the same melody found in the LDS hymnbook. The second half is the original Irish tune from which the hymn was derived, Star of the County Down (from County Down, Ireland). The second half of Have I Done Any Good? is a tune composed by Mark titled Alina’s Jig.

All music was produced and arranged by Mark Geslison and Geoff Groberg.

  • Alice Webb

    I’m anxious for this to become avaliable for purchase. This is quite stunning. Thanks for the preview! How soon will it be ready for purchase by individuals?

  • Tiffany A

    Is there any way I could find the guitars music for song #12 on this cd?