Page CXVI is a project started with the idea of making hymns accessible and known again.They are some of the richest, most meaningful, and moving pieces of music ever written.
After forming The Autumn Film, band members Reid and Latifah Phillips and Dann Stockton were leading worship at churches and could not deny the strong beckoning of the hymns.
They decided to develop a parallel band; the same people with a new purpose of making hymns accessible again under the new name, Page CXVI.
The group garnered overnight success (backed by 12,000 downloads in only two days) after friend John Piper hosted a free download on his blog, “Desiring God.” The somewhat cryptic name was intentional.
It’s drawn from the page number in a particular copy of The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis, the brilliant passage where Aslan begins to sing Narnia into creation out of a black void. After recording four Hymns albums, collaborating and touring with Derek Webb, Page CXVI will release an album of restful, sleepy hymns titled simply, Lullabies, on November 13, 2012.