Hope Endures - Philip Wesley

Hope Endures

Philip Wesley

  • Genre: New Age
  • Release Date: 2012-03-08
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 12
  • ℗ 2012 Philip Wesley

Hope Endures ◷ preview

Title Artist Time
1
The Unknown Philip Wesley 5:06
2
Leaving the Darkness Behind Philip Wesley 4:47
3
Amazing Grace Philip Wesley 4:54
4
Second Chances Philip Wesley 2:59
5
What a Friend Philip Wesley 4:32
6
New Beginnings Philip Wesley 3:13
7
Just As I Am Philip Wesley 6:23
8
Hope Endures Philip Wesley 4:47
9
Come Thou Fount Philip Wesley 3:39
10
In Reverence Philip Wesley 3:09
11
Lead Me Home Philip Wesley 2:20
12
America the Beautiful Philip Wesley 4:20

Reviews

  • Each album has it's own personality.

    5
    By Philip Wesley
    Every album produced will not be exactly the same. While they will still retain the style and feel that has the Philip Wesley signature, they will offer the listener something different on each album. This is evident when you listen to all the albums in chronological order. This album is a continuation of where dark night left off, spins into a different direction musically. It is a different theme too. The dark night album used a lot of minor keys. Hope Endures uses way more major keys, to continue telling the story. Comparing the two is apples and oranges. While both are similar, they are very different and sweet in their own way. Every fan will have their favorite Philip Wesley album. For some to this day think finding solace is their favorite, others dark night, and others... Hope Endures
  • A Masterpiece

    5
    By MCBMike
    By far one of the most wonderful contemplative piano albums ever.
  • Disappointed!

    2
    By lunalamb
    I am a huge fan of Philip Wesley. His "Dark Night of the Soul" is one of my favorite piano albums. However, "Hope Endures" left me with no hope at all. Instead, it was an album that was irritating to the ears because every song is the same 8-10 notes over and over again; just in different octaves. Don't waste your $10 on this one!
  • From MainlyPiano

    5
    By KathyPiano7
    "Hope Endures" is pianist/composer Philip Wesley’s fifth solo piano album to date. Picking up where "Dark Night of the Soul" (2008) left off, the twelve tracks include seven original compositions and five original arrangements of traditional hymns. Recorded at Joe Bongiorno’s Piano Haven Studio, the piano sound is pristine, clear, and warm. As the title indicates, "Hope Endures" carries feelings of optimism, inner strength and peace. Wesley’s music has always shown influences from David Lanz, and I also hear hints of David Nevue in some of these pieces, but Wesley’s own maturing style is beautiful and often soul-stirring! "Hope Endures" was born out of a personal crisis in 2006 when Wesley’s life felt very bleak. At the end of his rope, Wesley prayed to God to take control of his life, and was eventually able to turn things around. This music is the result of that journey and its healing process. "Hope Endures" begins with “The Unknown,” a dark piece that conveys feelings of anxiety and agitation. While this piece doesn’t have a distinct melody, the flowing broken chords are expressive and poignant. “Leaving the Darkness Behind” elevates the mood, although there is still a bit of an edge to it. Flowing and impassioned, it takes us on quite an emotional journey of ups and downs, but never drifting into hopelessness. Wesley’s arrangement of “Amazing Grace” is quiet and introspective, perhaps a prayer of gratitude. “Second Chances” is a swirling dance for joy. Energized and unburdened, it’s a musical declaration that everything is going to be fine, that the worst is over. “What a Friend” is Wesley’s arrangement of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” a hymn I learned as a child and still love. With a flowing left hand accompanying the familiar melody, Wesley has brought this gem up-to-date while respecting its long history. “New Beginnings” is as fresh as a spring morning. Its energy and joyful melody create a musical celebration. The title track is one of Wesley’s most beautiful and poignant pieces to date. Gentle yet deeply heartfelt, it could easily become his new signature piece. “In Reverence” is a humble and soft-spoken prayer - quiet and reflective. The final track is a lovely arrangement of “America the Beautiful.” Emphasizing the beauty of the melody and the meaning of the song, it’s a wonderful closing that leaves you feeling good! I think "Hope Endures" is my favorite of Philip Wesley’s albums so far. Recommended!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Rainsage
    Great, Great work of art. I have all of your albums and this is one of the best. Keep it up Philip.
  • Beautiful!!!!

    5
    By Threlve
    Awesome!!! Amazing!!! Beautiful!!!
  • tre bien!

    5
    By sethatch
    excellent! another well done piece of art. Love this guy
  • Beautiful

    5
    By Imagine-Eyes
    Beautiful music. Philip Wesley does it again.
  • Great!

    5
    By Destin Frost
    Great to listen to if you wanna just calm down. Great solo piano by Philip, great job my man