Fernando Ortega, one of Christian music's most beloved singer/songwriters, returns August 4 with The Crucifixion of Jesus. His first release in six years, the thematic new work brings together 11 contemplative songs and six readings.
Co-produced by Ortega and Bernard Chadwick, and engineered and mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winner Brandon Bell, highlights of the album include "Blessed Be Our God Forever and Ever," "Prepare The Way, O Zion," and "In My Father's Kingdom," a communion hymn. In addition, "Stay With Me Here," featuring cellist Nat Smith, is an adaptation of Jesus' prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, while "Ah Holy Jesus, How Have You Offended," showcases the harmonies of Audrey Assad along with Jonathan and Amanda Noel.
"I started recording demos for the 2016 Easter season, and some of those songs just kind of hit me between the eyes, and I thought 'Man, maybe this is the record[…] Source: Christian Music