Hymns and Lamentations, a new album featuring my compositions, piano, and vocals, is now available for listening and purchasing at mp3.ericpazdziora.com. You can listen to the album for free online, or name your own price to download digital tracks.
There are days of loss and sadness, fear and depression, when it hurts too much to pray, and all the cheery old praise songs sound tinny and hollow. Hymns and Lamentations is an album for those days. With haunting new arrangements of hymns that deal honestly with grief and doubt, the vulnerable sound of the piano and vocal create a place of silence and sympathy. Original melodies and sensitively re-imagined classics articulate faith and doubt, without turning away. These are not songs to make you cheer up; these are songs to let you know you’re not alone in your grief.