As producer, guitarist and engineer at his own Studio, John Gregorius produced and or played for artists such as East West, Reel Big Fish, Bionic Jodi and many other Southern California based acts. However, as time went on, a desire to create his own music could no longer be ignored, and Gregorius began to create the music that came to him naturally. I'm finding more and more that the spiritual life is what I desire. For me, this requires spiritual practice. One of those practices is prayer. We read that, "Jesus often went to a quiet place to pray." Prayer and meditation or the contemplative life, brings us into a deeper communion with our Father and wakes us to His presence throughout the day. It is much like physical exercise in that time must be set aside but the rewards are great. JOHN CHRISTOPHER WINEGLASS (®Emmy Award-Winning Composer) has performed on five continents, before every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan and with several ®Oscar and ®Grammy- Award Winning artists, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Jamie Foxx to name a few. A recent concert review in the Washington Post described his latest commission at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall last fall as having 'iridescent colors in the world premiere of a beautifully crafted suite' while Marvin Hamlisch congratulates the occasion by commenting '... with a name like Wineglass, it had to be good.' John received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition with a minor in Viola Performance at The American University and later received his master's degree in Music Composition: Film Scoring for Motion Pictures, Television and Multi-Media at New York University, studying with Justin Dello-Joio of the Julliard School. As a recipient of three (two consecutive) ®Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series, and three ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Mr. Wineglass holds seven ®EMMY nominations. The title of our CD is Hours which takes from the traditional hours of prayer. These are designated times of prayer for monastics. The inspiration to do this may have been the fulfillment of David's words, 'Seven times a day I praise you' (Ps. 119:164), as well as, 'the just man mediates on the law day and night' (Ps. 1:2). Most importantly, prayer and the abundant life Jesus offers are joined together.