Sing Joyfully to the Lord

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need…..
        

Mariah Carey

Let us Sing!

Advent and Christmas gives us a great opportunity to sing out our praises even whilst it is unlikely we will be able to actually sing inside the church.

We won’t have sung these for a year, so please do at least listen through to them before recording.

Advent

O Come O Come Emmanuel (submitted by Sat 28 Nov, 10am)

Music                                Words

The Holy and the Ivy (submitted by Sat 28 Nov, 10am)

Music                                Words

We start with just the first two verses, and add a verse each week - but please sing it all!

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist Cries (submitted by Sat 5 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

Christmas

Ding Dong Merrily on High (submitted by Sat 5 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

In the bleak mid winter (submitted by Sat 5 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

The Virgin Mary* (submitted by Sat 5 December, 10am)

Music                                Words                Score

This is very upbeat, and may take a bit of practice. I have found it easier to sing this standing up!

Away in a manger (submitted by Sat 12 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

O Little Town of Bethlehem (submitted by Sat 12 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

While Shepherds Watched  (submitted by Sat 12 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

God rest thy Merry Gentlemen (submitted by Sat 19 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

Hark the herald angels sing (submitted by Sat 19 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

 

O come all ye faithful (submitted by Sat 19 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

Silent Night (submitted by Sat 19 December, 10am)

Music                                Words

Epiphany

Joy to the World (submitted by Sat 2 January, 10am)

Music                                Words

We three Kings (submitted by Sat 2 January, 10am)

Music                                Words

Add your voice to the song!

You need no special equipment or microphones. Your mobile phone or tablet is sufficient, but there are a couple of things that really help.

  1. Download the music and words. The links are below.
  2. Using headphones, listen to the music through and practice.
  3. Using a separate phone or tablet, record you singing, and send this back to us.
  1. You can record your singing in a number of ways on audio or video.
    Most smart phones have an audio recorder and a video function - both are fine.
    WhatsApp has a sound recorder function - just click and hold the microphone in the bottom  right hand corner of the screen. If you slide this up it will lock on to record.
  2. Send the file to us in a number of ways:
    By uploading direct to our Google Drive. Click here
    https://forms.gle/v43Zd4Akq3TQ4jaV6

By WhatsApp to 07419 759741.
By email -
jonathan@stpetershighfields.co.uk
Using
wetransfer.com - and entering jonathan@stpetershighfields.co.uk

  1. Sit back and relax.

To make it sound better

Finally, please respect the musical recording. Do not distribute it to anyone, it is provided here just for us to add our vocals!

Catalogue of recordings
Sing Joyfully to the Lord started on Sunday 19th April, one month into the lockdown. Prior to that, St Peter’s and St Philip’s had used recordings made by St Paul’s Cathedral for their worship. St Paul’s stopped making these available after easter Sunday.

The full catalogue of previous recordings can be found here

OR CLICK HERE

Notes about music choice and copyright.

The music styles of both churches are different, and as a consequence, both churches are covered by different music copyright licences. We are still navigating our way through this and so at the moment, our hymn and song choices are selected from those which are copyright free, or for which we are confident that we have been given permission to reproduce. All the recorded music is either free of copyright or has been produced ourselves. The reproduction of the words are covered by our CCLI and One Licence church copyright licences. We do not always have permission to reproduce the music scores so are staying safe and not reproducing these.

Finally, the singing on here does not need to be perfect. We are looking for congregational singing so that when we are at home ourselves, we do not feel like we are singing alone, but that are own voice joins those of others. You need no special microphones - the sound recorder on your mobile phone or tablet is more that sufficient, but please do follow the guidelines!