to Digital Worship News, Edition 59. This issue includes 9 different Christmas song resources. All are free song downloads and let you get a taste of some great Christmas music! What is more, I have personally listened, reviewed, and enjoyed each of these resources. I am recommending them because they are all QUALITY resources. Well, time's a waisting! Go get 'em! Hope these help for your Christmas season!
blessings, Kim Gentes
Free Song Download: from "Christmas in Ivory" (Ed Kerr)
Christmas brings out nearly everyone in the music world. Renditions here and there, all styles and all kinds of remakes of classic songs.
What comes as a respite for me is the simplicity and beauty of music played in the excellence of a grand piano. Ed Kerr is the veteran musician, songwriter and composer that has been gracing the Christian and worship music world for over 20 years.
Recently, I have been listening to eight classic Christmas songs and enjoying the sounds of the piano as crafted by Ed Kerr. His new release, "Christmas In Ivory", takes the iconic songs of the season and places them to inventive but classicly framed arrangements. Click here for the rest of the review.
Exclusive for Digital Worship News only: Free Download "The First Noel" MP3 & PDF sheet music here.
FREE: chord chart, mp3s and video demonstration. If you weren't aware of it, we have a video blog for demonstrating easy guitar parts for some worship songs. Session 12 of the Worship Song Video Blog includes an example of playing the Christmas song "O Come Let Us Adore Him" (more commonly known as "O Come All Ye Faithful') with this arrangement from Kim Gentes.
This song edition incudes a video demonstrating the song arrangement on guitar a demonstration audio MP3, and a downloadable PDF chord chart with the lyrics and chords. For those that already use worshipteam.com, this song is already preloaded for you and ready to use in your song database!
Free Song Download: from "A Living Room Christmas" (Sean & Aimee Dayton)
One thing most of us can remember is the singing of carols during the Christmas season. Even if we aren't musical, the simple joy of listening to songs which retell both the story of Christ and the joy of the season opens us up to dig deeper into the heart of what it means to give.
As I poured over a number of new Christmas albums this season, I found one acoustic album that highlighted the warmth and heartfelt joy of the season for myself and my family- A Living Room Christmas. This new project from Sean & Aimee Dayton is exactly what the title promises- a pensive wrapping of traditional Christmas classics in the warmth of a living room with acoutic guitar, light percussion, occasional violin, and even the playful sound of a banjo for one song. And while the feel of the songs range from deep devotion to fun, every song is graced by the georgeous voices of these two equally warm-toned worshipers..
Session 13 of the Worship Song Video Blog includes an example of playing a Christmas version of the song "Here I Am To Worship" with this arrangement from Kim Gentes.
This song edition incudes BOTH the video demonstrating the song arrangement on guitar and a downloadable PDF chord chart with the lyrics and chords. For those that already use worshipteam.com, this song is already preloaded for you and ready to use in your song database!
This great duo of writers has created a pristine experience of the lyrical beauty of the hymns and the melodic sensibilities of the best artful music. Presented with wistful vocals and simple musical textures, you will be encouraged, singing along and bringing these songs to your next church music practice.
They have 4 great Christmas songs to check out: "Hope For Everyone", "Heaven's King", "Israel's Hope" and "Joyful, Joyful".
Do not plan your Christmas music before listening to these song demos! Great Stuff!
FREE downloads: video, sheet music, mp3s and more. If you need a strong chorus that has the resplendant message of Christmas, but in a modern worship song styling, check out "I Will Remember". This song has been done in churches around the globe.
The resource is available as either a set of free downloads or you can purchase a packaged enchanged CD. Either includes a full licence of use for your church, as well as every form of resource needed for most churches: sheet music (for guitars, vocalist, keyboards, rhythm charts, lead, etc), video (mpgs), audio (listening and accompaniment tracks), and presentation files (powerpoint etc).