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Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, keyboard, cello, Irish flutes, whistles, pan flute, trumpet, oboe, violin, & clarinet

4 selections from this recording can be heard on our new religious/spiritual sampler.  Or listen to audition selection
The Lord's Prayer
Broad band (cable/wireless)
Dial up (telephone line)

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Total recording time:  CD 70 min. 

To Order:
CDs:      $14.99 each or
buy 3 (total of $44.97) and get 4th recording free!
(Michigan residents add 6% sales tax)

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Collecting Consort, Box 272, Lakeview, MI 48850
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Blest be the Tie that Binds (Fawcett/Naegeli)
Audition audio file
             Broad band (cable/wireless)
             Dial up (telephone line)
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho / Go Down Moses (Afro-American)
The Lord's Prayer (A. Malotte)
Audition audio file
             Broad band (cable/wireless)
             Dial up (telephone line)
The Irish Lamentation (Irish)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (Afro-American)
Be Thou My Vision (Irish)
The Old Rugged Cross (G. Bennard)
Ave Maria (F. Schubert)
Spring Beauties (R. Aldridge, BMI)
Wayfaring Stranger (Appalachian)
Blessings Over the Candles (Jewish)
Abide With Me (Lyte/Monk)
Spring (A. Patterson)

Putting together this recording was a special experience for us, as several pieces have important emotional ties to our past.  We also found great joy in the creative process that occurred with the musicians who shared with us on REVERENCE.

We felt uniquely blessed by this collaboration with these musicians, and it seemed as if God played a very active role in uniting our creativity.  For example, We needed a bigger environment to record several of the selections.  Searching around, we went to friends who had converted their indoor swimming pool to a large living room.  The acoustics with its domed ceiling were ideal. 

However, the night of the recording session brought with it a small gale, and the wind noise prevented us from recording.  We had run out of time and were going to quit when the wind suddenly disappeared.  We quickly recorded The Lord's Prayer and Ave Maria with one take each, an unbelievable feat for the the Collecting Consort especially with guest musicians.  

Featured Musicians

Tony Patterson's
keyboard and arranging skills are featured on The Old Rugged Cross, The Lord's Prayer, Spring Beauties, and Ave Maria.   He is also the composer of one of our selections, Spring.


In addition to being a frequent concert soloist, Tony serves on the keyboard faculty and is the choir accompanist at Alma College, Alma MI.

Nancy Summer's oboe created a beautiful essence on Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child and Wayfaring Stranger . 

Nancy shares here talents as guest conductor with several different musical organizations in the Grand Rapids, MI area in addition to her work as an oboist.   


    Pooh Stevenson
with sister musicians
Kitty Donohoe   &    Wanda Degan

Pooh Stevenson is Anne's cousin.  She has been a frequent guest at our recording sessions, and we always deeply appreciate the sensitivity she brings to us.

 On this recording, Pooh's cello enriches the ancient Irish melody, Be Thou My Vision.

She is known around Michigan for her work with the Dennis Cyporyn Band and Lonesome & Blue.   She was also a member of the former Lady of the Lakes.  In addition, she raises organic vegetables and flowers with her family on their Central Michigan farm. 

We have always enjoyed the special energy and quality that Jeff Ayres contributes through his musical offerings.  His contribution to this recording is no exception.  You will find Jeff's trumpet adding a very special dimension to Joshua Fought the Battle of Jerrico/Go Down Moses and Abide With Me.   

Jeff is a band director for Greenville Middle School, Greenville, MI.  He is also in demand for his jazz and big band work. 

Jack Bert's expressive violin touches the contemporary compositions of Spring by Tony Patterson and Spring Beauties by Roger Aldridge.  Jack and I (Gary) worked together in the Radio Department at the Interlochen Arts Academy back in the 60's.  It was good to be back together after so many years. 

In addition to his work as a free lance musician in the Traverse City Michigan area, Jack also serves as concert master for the Traverse City Symphony Orchestra

As usual, several of our melodies are introduced by the gentle sounds of Mother Nature.

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Anne & Gary Wakenhut

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