Colonial American Hymns

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S-Songs-of-Turtle-Dove.jpg Music CD: Ephrata Cloister Choir - The Songs of the Turtle Dove - A Celebration of America's Musical Heritage
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Ephrata Cloister Chorus. This CD contains 26 tracks of beautiful, other-worldly spiritual music from the 1700s. The first 6 tracks are hymns written by Conrad Beissel and originally sung by the members of the Ephrata Cloister. The CD also contains hymns from the Moravians, Shakers, Brethren, and even a few African American spirituals. Some songs contain piano or organ accompaniment. Click on the title to see the complete playlist and to hear a sample from this CD.