The Angels Came to Sing… again. 🙂
Once upon a time… about 12 years ago… I wrote a simple Christmas song called “The Angels Came to Sing.”
Sometime between then and now, I decided that my kids and grandbabies need to have all of their songs in a single collection, along with a few other miscellaneous children’s songs I’ve written or arranged.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the things we decide to do would just magically be done? Ah well, it has only taken me a decade or so, but it looks like it may actually be finished in my lifetime.
The next installment in the collection is a reworking of “The Angels Came to Sing.” This time I gave the first couple of lines to the vocalist a cappella, and used verse three as a bridge, so it’s a bit different from the original. Scores are available in high- and low- voice solo versions, both with optional bells.
Here’s a recording with vocals by Allyse Smith Taylor:
(In case you’re wondering, there’s no written orchestra score, since the “orchestra” you hear on the track is of the digital variety, and was just improvised on a keyboard.)
The collection is still a work in progress, but at least it’s in progress! I’ll upload the finished tracks and arrangements one by one until it’s complete, at which time I’ll put it all together in one neat package. Maybe it will be done before another 12 years flies by. 🙂
In other too-late-to-be-much-use-for-this-year news, I found an SSA of “On a Still and Starry Night,” lurking on my computer, so I finished it up and it’s now available as well.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!