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Hymns for Classic Guitar

Favorite Hymns for Acoustic Guitar

Companion book of arrangements in notation and TAB, exactly as played on the album $19.99
Cassette tape $10.00

This was Rick's milestone album of hymns arranged for classical guitar. The companion book of arrangements is written in guitar notation and TAB, exactly as played on the album.

Album Contents:

  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  • All Creatures of Our God and King
  • Amazing Gracealso performed on the Precious Memories video/dvd
  • Be Still My Soulalso performed on Close to Heaven and on the Precious Memories video/dvd
  • For Those Tears I Died
  • I Am Bound for the Promised Landalso performed on Remembrance
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiringalso performed on Season of Joy and Precious Memories video/dvd
  • Just As I Amalso performed on Remembrance and on the Precious Memories video/dvd
  • Morning Has Broken
  • Pass It On
  • Softly and Tenderly
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • There's a Quiet Understanding
  • This World Is Not My Homealso performed on Remembrance

"I am happy to introduce my friend, Rick Foster, who is one of my favorite players. He arranges most everything he plays and his arrangements for guitar have been recorded by some of the great players in the world. We have had some great times swapping tunes and affirming our dedication to our favorite instrument, the guitar.
"I am trusting you will find some time to have a listen to this very fine album and feel sure, having heard it, that it will be a constant visitor on your turntable."

Chet Atkins

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Rick Foster since 1972 at which time I recorded two of his transcriptions by Bach, 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' and 'Sheep May Safely Graze' in an all Bach album for Angel Records. I am very pleased to return the favor with an arrangement of 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.'
"Hymns for Classic Guitar not only enhances the repertoire for classical guitar, but also radiates a sincerity and warmth that will be spiritually rewarding for you I am sure. This album is the first of its kind, and offers Rick an opportunity to express his gratitude and praise to God for the gift of eternal life."

Christopher Parkening

"Listening to this record was like finding a rare gem that had already been polished, all ready for display. Unfortunately, this is an album that very easily could slip by unnoticed. In these times of lavish recording and production techniques, the success of a solo guitar album to the Christian market might seem unlikely. And success is just what this album deserves.
"Rick Foster is a young American guitarist who is supremely skilled in transcribing and arranging for classical guitar."

Contemporary Christian Music—February 1979

"For a gentle, soothing and completely unique experience put this record on your turntable. Foster presents a tour de force of classical guitar embracing classical church music, fine old hymns and modern compositions."

Campus Life—June 1979

"As I type this short item, I'm getting mightily blessed by the music of Rick Foster. Rick has just recorded his 5th album, titled Hymns for Classic Guitar. From the soft cover coastal photo to the last note, it's a one of a kind disc. The songs are crafted with precision and care, and you won't want to miss it.
"Foster has performed with Laurindo Almeida and has studied with Mexico's foremost classical guitarist, Manuel Lopez Ramos. Keep an ear or two on Rick Foster. A Christian classic."

Firewind Magazine—June 1979

"Christianity's answer to Segovia."

Sonlight Communications

"Rick expresses gratitude and praise to God with sincerity and warmth, making the album irresistible to classical guitar-lovers and very inviting to the rest of us."

Virtue Magazine

"Hymns for Classic Guitar was one of CCM's top ten albums the year it was released. If you've never become familiar with classical guitar, here's your chance to see how much you've missed. Rick Foster's fresh vital style will offer a proper introduction."

Word Family Record and Tape Club