10 Songs, 1 Hour 6 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Sicilian120 ,

Listen, feel and learn....

When I listened to "Rock of Ages" I knew this was the album for me. My son had highly recommended Kemper's music and pointed me in this direction. What a road to follow with his music. I strongly suggest going to Kemper's website to read about this man of today...and yet, so much a man of yesterday and the future. Very moving. Very warm. Very nurturing.

Kevin Belmonte ,

A Most Welcome Return

Reliquarium opens strongly with its first track, “This is My Father’s World,” which has a rich and stirring Celtic flavour. One has the feeling of worship among the highlands of Scotland as it plays, and the song prompts a longing to be there.
In a more subdued vein, “There Is A Fountain” draws the heart to a place of quiet and contemplation. In medias res, one seems to hear a brief echo of the melody from “Amazing Grace,” which creates a lovely melodic counterpoise. The song builds steadily to a point of majestic climax.
“Rock of Ages,” another finely realized track, is rich with keening woodwinds and multi-layered vocals. “Nothing But The Blood” opens with a gentle blend of acoustic guitar, violin and flute. Throughout it evokes an air of wonder and reverence.
“Come Thou Almighty King,” the closing track, is simply and plaintively rendered—not unlike an anthem at evensong.
Throughout Reliquarium, Kemper Crabb reveals a mastery of myriad musical settings. It is a performance which marks a welcome return for a much-admired artist and composer.