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Christmas Carols

Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:40 am

Being that time of year... I wanted to list my favorite Christmas Carols :D

You are all invited to add to this list or post your favorite Holdiay experiences!!!!!

Angels We Have Heard On High
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing over the plains
And the mountains in reply,
Echoing their joyous strains.
Glo-ori-a
In excelsis de-o
Glo-ori-a
In excelsis de-o

Shepherds, why this Jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?
Glo-ori-a
In excelsis de-o
Glo-ori-a
In excelsis de-o

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ, the Lord,
the newborn King
Glo-ori-a
In excelsis de-o
Glo-ori-a
In excelsis de-o

See Him in a manger laid
Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth!
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Savior's birth.
Glo-ori-a
In excelsis de-o
Glo-ori-a
In excelsis de-o
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:41 am

Away In a Manger
Away in a manger,
no crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus
laid down His sweet head;
The stars in the heavens
looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus
asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,
the poor Baby wakes,
But little Lord Jesus,
no crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus;
look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle
till morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus;
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
and love me I pray!
Bless all the dear children
in Thy tender care,
And fit us for Heaven
to live with Thee there.

Away in a manger,
no crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus
laid down His sweet head;
The stars in the heavens
looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus
asleep on the hay.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:42 am

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Hark! the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful, all ye nations rise;
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic host proclaim
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Hark! the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ, by highest heaven adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of the favored one.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King"

Hail! the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
risen with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
born to give them second birth
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King"
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:43 am

O Come, All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye,
O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens
of heaven above;
Glory to God,
Glory in the highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be
all glory given;
Son of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:43 am

O Holy Night
O holy night,
the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of
our dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world
in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared
and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope,
the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees,
O hear the angel voices!
O night divine,
O night when Christ was born!
O night divine, O night,
O night divine!

Led by the light of Faith
serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts
by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star
sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men
from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus
in lowly manger,
In all our trials
born to be our Friend!
He knows our need,
To our weakness no stranger;
Behold your King!
Before the lowly bend!
Behold your King! your King!
before Him bend.

Truly He taught us
to love one another;
His law is love and
His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break
for the slave is our brother
And in His name
all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in
grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us
praise His holy name!
Christ is the Lord,
Oh praise His name forever,
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim
His pow'r and glory
evermore proclaim.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:44 am

Silent Night
Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, All is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy Infant so Tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heavenly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia!
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!

Silent night, holy night!
Wondrous star, lend thy light!
With the angels let us sing
Alleluia to our King!
Christ the Saviour is here,
Jesus the Saviour is here!

Silent night, Holy night!
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord at thy birth;
Jesus Lord at thy birth.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:45 am

The First Noel
The first Noel the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay,
In fields where they lay
keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night
that was so deep.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far,
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star
wherever it went.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

This star drew nigh to the northwest
Over Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

Then did they know assuredly
Within that house the King did lie:
One entered in then for to see,
And found the Babe in poverty:
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

Then entered in those wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in His presence
Their gold, and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That hath made heaven
and earth of naught
And with His blood
mankind hath bought.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:47 am

My worst experience was when I was contracted with another Trumpet Player to play one hour of Christmas Carols outside of a Church in
New Jersey.

The gig was fine... problem was it was outdoors and
it must have been 5 degrees..... with a wind chill of -20.


Brrrr.........
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Postby jamiebk » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:50 am

Trumpetmaster wrote:My worst experience was when I was contracted with another Trumpet Player to play one hour of Christmas Carols outside of a Church in
New Jersey.

The gig was fine... problem was it was outdoors and
it must have been 5 degrees..... with a wind chill of -20.


Brrrr.........


I am picturing that little kid in "The Christmas Story" with his tongue stuck to the lightpole :rofl:
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:52 am

jamiebk wrote:
Trumpetmaster wrote:My worst experience was when I was contracted with another Trumpet Player to play one hour of Christmas Carols outside of a Church in
New Jersey.

The gig was fine... problem was it was outdoors and
it must have been 5 degrees..... with a wind chill of -20.


Brrrr.........


I am picturing that little kid in "The Christmas Story" with his tongue stuck to the lightpole :rofl:


Jamie,

That was the problem... I did not have a Plastic Rim mouthpiece
at the time to play in severe conditions like that....

Talk about sore chops after that.......
Ouch....

:crazy:

BTW - I can watch that movie over an over and over..... :D
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:55 am

I'm posting this one as it is my pastors favorite!

:D
Once In Royal David's City
Once in royal David's city,
stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby
in a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
and His cradle was a stall;
With the poor and meek and lowly,
lived on earth our Savior holy.

And through all
His wondrous childhood,
He would honor and obey,
Love and watch the lowly mother,
in whose gentle arms He lay.
Christian children all should be,
mild, obedient, good as He.

For He is our child-hood's pattern,
Day by day like us He grew,
He was little, weak, and helpless,
Tears and smiles like us He knew,
And He feeleth for our sadness,
And He shareth in our gladness.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
through His own redeeming love;
For that child so dear and gentle,
is our Lord in heaven above,
And He leads His children on,
to the place where He is gone.

Not in that poor lowly stable,
with the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him, but in heaven,
set at God's right hand on high;
When like stars
His children crowned,
all in white shall be around.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:01 am

I'm going Christmas Carroling next week.....
I sure hope no one asks us to dress up like this!!

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:04 am

This is a new way to spread the Cheer!
Looks to be pretty warm wherever he is.... :rofl:


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Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:07 am

What Child Is This

This the 1865 version, which is my favourite

1. What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

2. Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

3. So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:15 am

This Christmas... I will be playing at my church on X-Mas Eve.

It is always fun.....

I plan to play Jesu Bambino on Flugelhorn for the Offertory.... OR

Oh Holy Night.... found a nice arrangement for Trumpet/Organ

also - a medley of Christmas Carols before and after the service.

I always accompany the Hymns.....
and embellish the melody line, play descants.... etc... always fun!

Then go home.... sit down have Egg Nog and watch the
Original version of A Christmas Carol!

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Postby piqaboo » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:02 pm

I heard (and sang) this one for the first time this year.
Its very pretty. No author info on my copy. time to google.
Found it. It was wrong. submitted corrxns.

One Small Child By David Meece

One small child in a land of a thousand
One small dream of a Savior tonight
One small hand reaching out to the starlight
One small city of life
Oh.

One king bringing his gold and his riches
One king ruling an army of might
One king kneeling with incense and candlelight
One King bringing us life
Oh.

See Him lying, a cradle beneath Him,
See Him Smiling in the stall.
See his mother praising his Father,
See his tiny eyelids fall.

One small light from the flame of a candle,
one small light from a city of might.
one small light from the stars in the endless night,
one small light from a face. Oh.

See the shepherds kneeling before him
See the kings on bended knee
See his mother praising his Father
See the Blessed Infant sleep.

One small child in a land of a thousand
One small dream in a people of might.
One small hand reaching out to the starlight
One small Savior of life
Oh.
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Postby piqaboo » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:32 pm

Compare and Contrast Messiah performances.
San Diego has a lot of Messiah going on.
It would be a lot of fun to go to both of these.
My exboss is singing in the Mozarty one.

Jahja Ling goes Mozart Messiah, while Jung Ho Pak goes for Baroque
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Postby audiogirl » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:42 pm

It was the Christmas pageant of '78, or '79. I told my mom I was sick. She thought it was just nerves. Well, in the second verse of Joy To The World, I proved her wrong. This angel vomited and nearly baptized the entire manger family.

I will be singing O Holy Night on Christmas Eve. Love the song, hate the arrangement.
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