Wilmos Csehy Musical Messengers CDs and Heartstrings Biography
Born with exceptional musical talent, Wilmos Csehy (1914-1983) performed publicly as a violinist at the age of four.
By the time he was a teenager Wilmos Csehy had the opportunity for a brilliant musical career but turned down secular celebrity to apply his musical gifts to sacred music. His classical interpretation of familiar hymns inspired people in cities and villages across the continent as he toured with the Csehy Musical Messengers.
- Heartstrings, A Biography of Wilmos Csehy
- Reviews of Heartstrings
- Csehy Musical Memories CD
- Csehy Musical Messengers Christmas Favorites CD
- About the Csehy Summer School of Music
Heartstrings A Biography of Wilmos Csehy
In Heartstrings, Barbara M. Sutryn has compiled a rich treasury of the personal memories of people whose lives were enriched by working with Wilmos Csehy, as well as the historical facts provided by Wilmos’ wife and musical partner, Gladys Csehy.
About the Author
- Barbara Sutryn, the author of Heartstrings: A Biography of Wilmos Csehy, is a freelance writer whose work appears in Christian periodicals such as Focus on the Family, The War Cry, Light and Life, Evangel and Power for Living. Her book, The Sign Painter (Tyndale House), is inspirational fiction.
- Contact the author
Csehy Musical Memories CD
Csehy Musical Memories CD Commemorative Edition, Volume 1
Featuring the Music of The Csehy Musical Messengers
From hymns to the semi-classical, the music of the Csehy Musical Messengers is now available on this first commemorative CD.
“Music crossed the boundary lines of Hungary, Prussia, and the United States to bring together three gifted artists, uniting their talents to produce an excellent musical treat.”
“Mr. Csehy made these brilliant and bewildering arrangements of hymns he loved, featuring double stopping, arpeggios, scales, trills, and harmonics that make the violin sing the songs that, once heard, will linger in your memory. These songs were reproduced from studio recordings made between 1950 and 1965 and preserved for your enjoyment.”
Violin students will appreciate listening to his expert playing. They might learn some new techniques!
Author Barbara Sutryn recommends listening to this CD while you read Heartstrings for the full Csehy experience!
The song list includes:
- God of Our Fathers
- Face to Face
- Jesus Led Me All the Way
- Londonderry Air
- Something For Thee
- Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
- Abide With Me
- Go Down, Moses
- If with All Your Heart
- O Zion, Haste
- He Is Not Willing
- The Great Physician
- From Greenland’s Icy Mountains
- The Ninety-and-Nine
- Jesus Shall Reign
- Jesus Is All The World to Me
- All Hail to Thee
- He Hideth My Soul.
Christmas Favorites CD
Csehy Musical Messengers Christmas Favorites CD
Reproduced digitally from the original recording by the Csehy Musical Messengers, Christmas Favorites includes Joy to the World, Gesu Bambino, Ivory Palaces, Angels We Have Heard on High, What Child is This, Away in a Manger, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Silent Night, Thou Didst Leave Thy throne, O Holy Night, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and There’s a Song in the Air.
If you have a young violin player at home, this CD will fill the air with virtuoso violinist Wilmos Csehy’s excellent music. With piano, organ, cello and vocal accompaniment, the Csehy Musical Messengers music is classic!
“Music says things that words cannot express.”
“This was undeniably true of the Csehy Musical Messengers. On this reproduction of their original Christmas record, you will enjoy the musical artistry of Wilmos Csehy and his party.”
“On this recording, Mr. Csehy was accompanied by Mrs. Csehy at the piano, Ruth Ohman of the WPEL staff of Montrose Pennsylvania, organist, and Italian cellist, Tony Canistraci, soloist and symphony member from New York City.”
Reviews of Heartstrings A Biography of Wilmos Csehy
“Barbara Sutryn has caught the Csehys’ musical excellence, Christian vision, servant’s heart, and superb integrity. Heartstrings chronicles a vibrant and enduring chapter of Kingdom music evangelism and instruction across the country and around the world.”
“From my youth when my parents spoke enthusiastically of hearing the Csehys at Bible conferences through the two years I ministered at the Summer Music Schools at Muncy Terraces, I was grateful for their incredible musical abilities and Christian dedication.”
From Rev. David M. Virkler, Evangelist
“I will never forget the ministry of the Csehy’s. As a boy, they were often in our church and home! I am delighted that at last his contribution to the cause of Christ has been so interestingly chronicled in this book!”
From Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, President, Moody Bible Institute
“As a director of the ministry that bears the name of Wilmos Csehy and carries out his vision, I am daily reminded of his passion to reach people for Christ and his passion for music. This account of his life has confirmed my impressions of him from our meetings some thirty years ago and has deepened my appreciation for his commitment to Christ.”
From Randy Haynes, Director, Csehy Summer School of Music
About the Csehy Summer School of Music
Since 1962, Csehy Summer School of Music has seen thousands of young musicians live out the dream, and catch the vision, of Wilmos Csehy. His desire to reach young people for Christ and have them develop their musical gifts to be used for God’s glory comes to fruition each summer at camp and throughout the rest of the year as the young people minister in their churches, schools, and communities.
Today, the Csehy Summer School of Music which he founded gives both vocal and instrumental training to junior and senior high school students during its summer sessions at Houghton College.