Quietness & Trust
'Quietness and Trust' is a beautiful inspirational solo piano masterpiece, composed, performed and recorded by Gintas Abarius during a period of tremendous personal suffering. Throughout the darkness, his thoughts were focused on the Savior and the promises of God and he used his great musical talent to create his final album to uplift others who are part of the Kingdom of Heaven or who are being drawn to it by the Father. 'Quietness and Trust' contains masterfully-crafted melodies with amazing demonstrations of Gintas' technical proficiency seamlessly fused to communicate deep, heavenly themes. The album, formerly entitled 'Psalms of the Later Rain', was recorded at Gintas' home in Raleigh, NC in 2009, and had a limited release in Lithuania. Lithuanian-born Gintas Abarius was a child prodigy - a classically-trained, professional pianist whose many career accomplishments include the founding of the Lithuanian / Russian jazz scene, voted best jazz pianist in Lithuania, grand prix winner at the 1987 international music contest in Moscow and the composition of several of Lithuanian's national anthems still actively performed during national holidays and celebrations. In 1990, Gintas surprised many when he became one of the first professional musicians in Lithuania to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior. The Christian churches welcomed him with open arms and he was free to use his musical talent to teach, preach and lead worship in different churches, and prisons throughout the world, including Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Germany, England, Israel and the United States. Gintas fully understood that the final purpose of his music is to glorify God and restore the human soul and that is what he intended with his music. Before he passed away from throat cancer in August 2010, Gintas resided in Raleigh, NC, USA with his family and was doing the work of a musical missionary. He also taught young musicians, held international conferences, seminars, mastery classes, and composed and recorded new projects including his jazz group, Baltic Avenue. For more information and to sign up for the free newsletter, please visit Abarius.com.