For the Beauty of the Earth contains instrumental hymns and melodies reflecting back to early Church history. The music has been arranged and performed in a traditional early American acoustic style, appropriate for these hymns that have their roots in the 1800′s and earlier.
In addition to the traditional hymns on this recording, there are a few tracks included with an early Church History theme. These include Winter Quarters, A Thousand Miles, Sunday Morning in the Valley, and Nauvoo.Download a FREE track: Sunday Morning in the Valley
- John Wright: fiddle on “Sunday Morning in the Valley,” “A Thousand Miles,” “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet/We Are All Enlisted,” and “The Spirit of God.”
- Angela Pace: co-wrote “Nauvoo” and “A Thousand Miles” with Mark. She sings on “Nauvoo” and “A Thousand Miles.”
- Nate Olson: fiddle on “Nauvoo” and bassoon on “How Firm a Foundation” and “Sunday Morning in the Valley.”
- Dennis H. McMaster: Uilleann Pipes on “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet/We Are All Enlisted,” and “The Spirit of God.”
- Lauren Cundick: flute on the “Primary Medley.”
- Cherie Call: harmony voice on “Nauvoo.”
All other parts are performed by Mark Geslison and Geoff Groberg.