Benedicamus: The Song Of The Earth (Joral JOR 7001) 1978



K & R label KRS-1011



Ray Repp - Bened (K&R In Lft)



Ray Repp - Bened (K&R In Rt


Repp, Ray - Benedicamus (Joral)

Joral cover



Ray Repp - Bened (Joral In Lft)



Ray Repp - Bened (Joral In Rt)


Benedicamus is one of Repp’s most satisfying works, consisting of well crafted melodic folk with a few mild pop, rock and country overtures Simple melodies led by either guitar or piano, some with a handful of  backup singers on the choruses. Parts real pretty, like the solemn ballad ‘Alpha And Omega’, the recorder-backed ‘Garment Of Gold’ and the stirring Gregorian chant-like singing on the title track and ‘Alleluia (The Lord Of Love Has Come)’, the latter featuring a climactic electric guitar finish. Originally released on the Joral label in a gate-fold cover. Late re-issued on Repp’s K&R label (KRS-1011) in a different gate-fold cove that’s suitable for framing.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).






Ray Repp - Bened Joral Bck)



Thank you Donald for the gate-fold pictures and the rear picture.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Share A Little Bit Of Your Love2:49
1-2Till You3:00
1-3Children Of The Morning2:40
1-4With Every Step3:32
1-5-P1Benedicamus - Part 1 - The Song Of The Earth
1-5-P2Benedicamus - Part 2 - The Dance Of The Seasons4:19
2-1We Are Grateful2:30
2-2Lilies And Sparrows2:50
2-3Garment Of Gold2:53
2-4Brand New Day2:48
2-5Alpha And Omega3:04
2-6Alleluia (The Lord Of Love Has Come)4:44