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  • Praying with Chopin | Soren Kierkegaard,Frederic Chopin,Blaise Pascal

    Praying with Chopin

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Soren Kierkegaard, Frederic Chopin, Blaise Pascal
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    Praying with Chopin is an audio recording of selected powerful prayers from the Bible, great saints, sacred texts and prophets who used these prayers for hundreds of years to invoke and strengthen their faith and relationships with God. Each prayer is followed by piano music based on original compositions of Frederic Chopin. Chopin compositions include a selection of his nocturnal piano work performed by Anton Kingsbury.

    Susan says: "Amazing!"
  • Prayer of Creation | Frederic Chopin, St Francis of Assisi,Anton Kingsbury

    Prayer of Creation

    • ORIGINAL (5 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, St Francis of Assisi, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    Prayer of Creation includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15 No. 1 - Andante Cantabile, performed by Anton Kingsbury. This beautiful piano composition starts with a calm and serene flow of gentle notes. This peace is followed by a stormy F-minor central section purging sudden doubts and worries.

  • A Prayer of St Thomas More | Frederic Chopin,St Thomas More,Anton Kingsbury

    A Prayer of St Thomas More

    • ORIGINAL (5 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, St Thomas More, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    A Prayer of St Thomas More includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 37 No. 1 - Andante sostenuto. The atmospheric middle sections of this nocturne are considered to be some of the most exquisite chord transitions ever composed. The minimalist simplicity of the opening and ending enhances the religious core of this piece.

  • The Thought of You | Frederic Chopin,Soren Kierkegaard,Anton Kingsbury

    The Thought of You

    • ORIGINAL (4 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Soren Kierkegaard, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    The Thought of You includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. Piano composition includes 'Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2 - Andante' performed by Anton Kingsbury. This is Chopin's most famous nocturne, dedicated to Marie Pleyel. This nocturne resembles the style of Field's Nocturnes. The nocturne is reflective in mood until it suddenly becomes passionate near the end.

  • The Little and the Great Things | Frederic Chopin,Blaise Pascal,Anton Kingsbury

    The Little and the Great Things

    • ORIGINAL (5 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Blaise Pascal, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    The Little and the Great Things includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in G Major, Op. 37 No. 2 - Andantino. The nocturne is painted with Chopin's most ethereal brush, characterised by beautiful sensuousness and luscious soft, rounded tones, and not without a certain degree of languor.

  • To Give and Not to Count the Cost | Frederic Chopin,St Ignatius Loyola,Anton Kingsbury

    To Give and Not to Count the Cost

    • ORIGINAL (7 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, St Ignatius Loyola, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    To Give and Not to Count the Cost includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in F-sharp Minor, Op. 48 No. 2 - Andantino. This is one of Chopin's longer nocturnes, containing soothing, simple chord progressions. A seemingly endless melody is played with restless triplets on the left hand.

    Val Ely says: "Beautiful, inexplicable piece"
  • A Prayer of William Penn | Frederic Chopin,William Penn,Anton Kingsbury

    A Prayer of William Penn

    • ORIGINAL (5 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, William Penn, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    A Prayer of William Penn includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48 No. 1 - Lento. It is an example of progressive music in the classical repertoire of Chopin's nocturne collection. This composition intensifies not through ornamentation but through a new textural background.

  • I Offer It to You | Frederic Chopin,Charles de Foucauld,Anton Kingsbury

    I Offer It to You

    • ORIGINAL (6 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Charles de Foucauld, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    I Offer It to You includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62 No. 2 - Lento. The uneasy start of this nocturne shatters the melody nervously before picking up the broken thread a moment later. The agitation soon subsides, however, giving way to the principal melody. This comes about in a wondrous and beautiful way.

  • Make Us Worthy | Frederic Chopin,Anton Kingsbury

    Make Us Worthy

    • ORIGINAL (4 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    Make Us Worthy includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 15 No. 3 - Lento. Chopin was inspired by Hamlet in composing this nocturne. The key features of this piece are the irregularity and unpredictability of the phrasing. It is wistful in its outer sections, with a hymnlike passage at its heart.

  • Asa's Prayer | Frederic Chopin,Anton Kingsbury

    Asa's Prayer

    • ORIGINAL (5 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    Asa's Prayer includes a reading of the ponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 55 No. 2 - Lento. This nocturne will awaken a longing to get out and feel the fresh breezes and warm sunshine, to see smiling faces and the many-coloured dress of nature.

  • David's Prayer | Frederic Chopin,Anton Kingsbury

    David's Prayer

    • ORIGINAL (4 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Anton Kingsbury
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    David's Prayer includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes 'Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32 No. 1 - Andantino sostenuto'. The simplicity of this nocturne's opening is contrasted by a very dramatic and original ending. This arrangement is illustrative of Chopin's desire to make the music speak.

  • Deep Compassion | Frederic Chopin,Eugene Bersier,Anton Kingsbury

    Deep Compassion

    • ORIGINAL (4 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Eugene Bersier, Anton Kingsbury
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    Deep Compassion includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32 No. 2 - Lento. A long, gracious melody with a balletic middle section characterises this nocturne. It is a beautiful work of dreamy melody and majestic harmony.

  • Day by Day | Frederic Chopin, St Richard of Chichester,Anton Kingsbury

    Day by Day

    • ORIGINAL (5 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, St Richard of Chichester, Anton Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Josh Verbae
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    Day by Day includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55 No. 1 - Andante. Chopin's bittersweet nocturne piece has a dramatic and anxious progression culminating in an exciting stretto.

  • Breathing Deeply in Faith | Frederic Chopin,Anton Kingsbury

    Breathing Deeply in Faith

    • ORIGINAL (5 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Anton Kingsbury
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    Breathing Deeply in Faith includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in B-flat Minor, Op. 9 No. 1 - Larghetto, performed by Anton Kingsbury. This piece was the first of Chopin's works to be published in France, Germany and England. This nocturne was composed in part in Vienna and completed in Paris. This reflective work immediately confirms the character of the nocturne.

  • Jesus's Prayer | Frederic Chopin,Anton Kingsbury

    Jesus's Prayer

    • ORIGINAL (3 mins)
    • By Frederic Chopin, Anton Kingsbury
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    Jesus's Prayer includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. Piano composition includes 'Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15 No. 2 - Larghetto'. Evocative of the night and reflective of natural sounds of night life, this nocturne will take you into the depths of night magic. It will seduce you with its surreal serendipity and educe almost hypnotic trance towards the end of the tune.

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