Posts Tagged 'Emmanuel'

“Peace on Earth” – new Christmas song demo vocal

peaceDale and I have put down a new demo vocal for my new Christmas song – Peace on Earth (and mercy mild).

mp3 vocal demo

My previous blog post gives you lyrics, score and the back story.

Cheers, David

More than Dream (Peace be our living)

peace-on-earth-card-singleHere’s a new Christmas song.  It’s a song about peace. Peace is what I want to reflect on this Christmas. Peace is what I want to know … it’s what I want to share … to be a peacemaker.

More Than Dream (Peace be our living) draws on much that’s impacted me over the past week or so, as I find myself on some unexpected leave – a chance to reclaim, to rediscover, to rejuvenate, to “resist”, to rest, to rejoice a bit more. That’ll do for the “re” words.

I took my guitar away with me during this period of time-out and this song tumbled out, as recent events of Paris still hit me from afar in all their rawness.  So too the more-recent mass shooting in San Bernadino.  So do daily news events of domestic violence.  So too that alienation of people across the planet, one from another.

Amid all this, I’ve reflected on what message God might want to me share this Christmas.

Continue reading ‘More than Dream (Peace be our living)’

on the way … to Frontier Services song

A while since the last posting and this one needs to be short.  Full-on times leading up to Christmas.

On the music front, a few things happening:

  • Dale and I have finally completed a vocal track for On the Way – my reflection on paragraph 3 of the Uniting Church’s Basis of Union.  I know; doesn’t sound all that riveting – until one actually reads para 3 – and then it’s actually mind-blowing.  Past posts unpack that somewhat.  Anyhow it’s great having a vocal track in the can, and Dale as usual did a great job with the recording.  I’ve recently upgrading (or downgraded, depending on your perspective) to Outlook Express, so the first project with the new software.   Check out the vocal track. It’s in many ways an Affirmation of Faith, Uniting Church/David Mac-style.
  • I’ve been invited to write a special song – to be sung by all present – for Frontier Services 100th birthday celebrations next September. Yes; truly honoured by this!  While up at Noosa recently some melody-line thoughts have started to emerge.  Kinda want this to have a bit of an Australian folksong feel – though in a contemporary sense.  My hunch is that post Christmas Day, things will start coming together.  “Mantle of safety” will be in the chorus somewhere, that’s for sure.
  • Christmas Day, we’re doing my Celebrate Emmanuel from a few year’s back.  I’m taking my Yamaha keyboard so as to add in a synth/trumpet part in the refrains.

Christmas blessings,everyone.


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