“The Majesty of His Birth,” a collection of traditional Christmas carols, is a new album by former PCA pastor Hugh Davis.
Each of the eight carols in the collection are orchestrated in unique ways to help the listener hear the news of Christ’s birth in a fresh way. The style varies throughout the collection, ranging for a classical setting for “Joy to the World” to an Irish flavor for “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly.”
“Silent Night” incorporates some fresh harmonization at key points that help the truth of the lyrics hit home to the heart.
“Of the Father’s Love Begotten” weaves the plainsong style of “Of the Father’s love” with a building accompaniment that ends with the triumphant chorus of the more familiar carol, “The First Noel.”
“What Child Is This” moves through three different settings that show the beauty of the melody that transcends cultures.
This album will serve to prepare listeners to celebrate the advent of Christ.