After pouring a cup of oolong tea, I settled into a cozy chair, anxious to hear what treasures awaited me. Several measures into the first song, my ears perked when I realized that Ms. Murphy isn’t your run-of-the-mill vocalist. What clearly came out of the speakers was a trained contralto voice, rich in sound, clear in enunciation, and wide in range.
One of my favorite pieces is “Blessed Assurance” in which LaTan and her daughter DaNae Murphy sing a duet. The voices of mother and daughter beautifully compliment each other, and they are accompanied by a violin and cello that, along with a slow tempo, give the song a Celtic sound. It’s unlike any rendition I’ve ever heard.
This is the type of CD that you pop into a player when you want music to help soothe the jagged edges of a rough day or to help pass myriad miles on a long car trip. Want to begin your day with a peace that stays with you? ASSURANCE couldn’t be a better choice.
Ms. Murphy’s brother Dennis passed when he was 48 years old from cancer, and after his homecoming, Ms. Murphy felt a tug on her heart to make a CD for her family as a way to help them find healing. Ms. Murphy titled the CD after Dennis’ favorite hymn.
Looking for beautiful Christian vocal music? Look no further.