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Fernando Ortega
Come Down, O Love Divine
The Most Authentic and
Musically Creative Work of His Career!

After 5 long years since the release of Shadow of Your Wings, Fernando Ortega teams up again with producer John Andrew Schreiner for his new 2011 Come Down, O Love Divine.

This lush album is complete with 14 songs and features a full choir ensemble to accompany Fernando's vocals and arrangements. Highlights on the album include a touching tribute to Billy Graham, Just As I Am an original song by Fernando based on the beloved hymn. Also included is a beautiful instrumental, composed for Ortega's young daughter, Ruby.

The album combines flavors of Renaissance sacred music with Fernando's unique style that fans have loved for years. Mr. Ortega has crafted one of his most authentic and musically creative works of his career. He invites the listener to journey into a place of reflection and worship of God in Come Down, O Love Divine.

Song List: (Click to listen to a 30-second sample)
1. Kyrie
2. Kyrie II
3. Just As I Am
4. Trisagion
5. Ruby's Advent Song
6. Doxology
7. The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
8. The Good Shepherd
9. Come Down, O Love Divine
10. The God Of Abraham Praise
11. Our Great God
12. Sanctus
13. Of The Father's Love Begotten
14. Aaron's Blessing
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Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Produced By: John Andrew Schreiner
Language: English
UPC: 850007002176
Customer Reviews:

"I have listened to Fernando for a long time and have always enjoyed and appreciated his music. His latest release is not a great departure from past sets and is all the richer for its closeness. Fernando is not in a hurry here but is allowing the Spirit to do what the Spirit will do. In meditation after meditation, the listener is invited to join Fernando in deepening spirituality, and not just any spirituality, for Fernando's primary audience is the One to whom these prayers are offered, Jesus Christ. The reworking of Our Great God (originally recorded on the album Storm - a personal favorite) is an example of Fernando's patience. This beautiful song originally included guitar and drums, swelling at the chorus to an anthem of praise. Now, the song opens with Fernando on the piano and an almost imperceptible drumbeat in the background. The chorus is more restrained, less about bringing a concert hall to its feet and more about acknowledging the place of the singer and those who join him in relation to a great God. Kyrie I, Kyrie II, Trisagion, and Sanctus give a depth to the album unlike Fernando's previous offerings. Inserting the liturgy and allowing a choir to fill out the recording further demonstrate Fernando's deepening. They tie together perfectly the meditative nature of this album. My bias is this: I've known Fernando a long time and come from a similar part of New Mexico. His music grounds and centers me, reminding me of all that is good and wonderful about our God and all that is wonderful about our home. Come Down, O Love Divine does something a little different. It takes me back to church with Fernando, and we worship together again."
(E. B. - NM)

"From the moment I heard Fernando's song "Children of the Living God" I was hooked and I have bought every album of his since, and loved every single one. This one is no exception. Although it steps outside his typical album, it is a work of art in and of itself and is definitely on the more introspective side. It is a bit more eclectic: it's made up of some very prayerful, quiet songs with very little words, and then your more typical Fernando Ortega songs that have more beat and drum, and even two that are completely choir. "Just As I Am", "Doxology", "The Good Shepherd", "Come Down O Love Divine", are very much like his previous songs and are quite catchy in Fernando's peaceful way, some more peaceful and slow, some more upbeat. So if you like Fernando's typical work you will love these three songs. "Ruby's Advent Song","The God of Abraham Praise" and "Of the Father's Love Begotten" are BEAUTIFUL musical pieces; very nicely done. I actually really like Fernando's piano pieces... they remind me slightly of George Winston but of course they are Christian in nature and this somehow comes out in his style of piano pieces. He truly is a great composer, and I love the violin mixed in some of them. They are just really nice to have and you could almost sing with them even though there are no words! "The King of Love my Shepherd Is" and "Sanctus" were complete choral pieces. Completely unlike any Fernando Ortega. I'm not quite sure what to make of them, other than I feel like the whole album is more of a prayer and so they fit in because of that. "Kyrie I" and II and "Trisagion" are completely different... quiet, peaceful and VERY laid back. More like a quiet prayer. Being a traditional Catholic who attends the Latin Rite, I struggled with the Kyrie's because I just have such fond thoughts of the Gregorian and these were TOTALLY re-done, I guess I was kinda hoping for the Kyrie with a Fernando twist. :) After letting go of that... I felt like my spirit just went up to Heaven just listening to them. It's much like spending time in front of Our Lord in Adoration... just more of a peaceful, heart lifted to God in quiet time prayer. VERY nice. Overall, I really liked the album. It is definitely more laid back and prayerful and initially it was a bit of a disappointment... I have a tendency to want complete quiet during my prayer time by myself (I guess 7 kids will do that to you!) and so usually when I play music it is when I am working and singing my heart out to God at the same time; this is more of a slow, quiet, meditative prayer, so it doesn't fit me as well. But I definitely see playing it in the evenings when the whole family is winding down and getting ready for bed. However, I find the more I listen to it the more it attracts me to it and I start to wonder what I was disappointed about to begin with! A definite must-have!"
(N. P. - IN)

"II love this CD. I've already listened to it 15 times and I'm not tired of it. It refreshes me, inspires me and draws me closer to God. Thanks for this amazing CD! Only problem having to wait until the next one comes out!"
(K. E. - TX)

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