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Love Came Down


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Noel Project

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The words to this 19th Century Christmas hymn were written by Christina Rossetti. The tune, known as "Gartan," comes from the 1902 edition of "Petrie Collection of Irish Melodies, Part II."

The Noel Project arrangement takes some liberties with the tune, and with Rosetti's lyrics. Like the other songs posted on the Noel Project page, this one is included on our new CD, Splendor Bright.

Vocals: Mystified
Arrangement, software instruments, vocals: Tom Atwood

Dedicated to Alimar, who is having surgery today.

(Artwork is the CD disc face from Splendor Bright, by Mystified and Alimar)
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Lyrics
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas:
Star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Christ-child,
Love incarnate, love divine;
Worship we our Jesus,
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token;
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and neighbor, love for plea and gift and sign.

Love to all at Christmastime!
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Uploaded: Dec 15, 2005 - 12:10:57 PM
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2005 - 12:19:18 PM Last Played: Nov 14, 2016 - 01:30:24 PM
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Hardware:
Casio Privia PX-300
G5
Boss Br-8 Digital Recording Studio
Shure SM58 mic
Software:
GB2
Jampack 4: Symphony Orchestra
Comments
Joshosh said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
A noble cause
And a beautiful song. Wonderful collab, beautiful vocals all around. I love the holidays. They inspire some wonderful things.
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Tom Atwood said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
A noble cause
Thanks joshosh18. The Noel Project was never really a cause, but the
Splendor Bright CD did become a rather large project. I am glad we did it (and
glad it is done!) Thanks!


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urbnite said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
french!
beautiful horns!

not really my cup of tea, honestly... but this is lovely.

beautiful singing, arrangements, etc. gorgeous!
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Tom Atwood said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
french!
Glad you took the time to listen and comment, urbnite.

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Mcboy said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
this ,as well as
the whole project just captures the essence of christmas in a magical
way.....i love it! pure music........!
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Tom Atwood said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
this ,as well as
Thanks, Mcboy. We at the Noel Project have appreciated the support from you
and Team Mcboy. Your staff has been most gracious.

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said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Joyous choral voices....
singing "Love to all at Christmastime." This piece is so very
full with variations of beautiful vocals and instruments. Tom,
your arranging is right up there on this song. The subtle horns
and Mysti's voice leading to the bursting joy of strings and
choral voices of the finale. It is like a minature symphony.
Thanks for these moments of joy and praise in this season
of celebrating the birth of Christ.

Jack

Tom Atwood said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Joyous choral voices....
Thanks Jack, especially for your comments about the arrangement. I am
always eager to arrange for Cat's vocals, but am usually reluctant to sing with
her, for obvious reasons. Too bad she can't sing SATB.

I hope you enjoy the CD. Thanks again.

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stevel said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Noel lotta love
Another nice track guys.. you HAVE been productive...what with this and
the Chicken vocal instruction track! I can't keep up with the creative
whirlwind that surrounds you! Happy Christmas
Steve
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Tom Atwood said 4384 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Noel lotta love
Thanks, Steve, We have been cranking them out, haven't we? Time now to
exhale I guess...

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John Stebbe said 4380 days ago (December 19th, 2005)
Noel lotta love
OK, now I've got to find that Chicken instruction track, whatever that is.

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Cori Ander said 4384 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
A wonderful contribution
A wonderful contribution! Filled with Christmas mood, yet not
sentimental.

Cat and Tom, you have developed a style and technique that I can't
distinguish from professional. Yet so full of life!
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Tadashi Togawa said 4383 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Christmas when harmony is beautiful.
Sound of singing voice, wind instrument, and iron.
The composition is wonderful.
The sound splashes.

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Tadashi Togawa said 4383 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Christmas when harmony is beautiful.
Sound of singing voice, wind instrument, and iron.
The composition is wonderful.
The sound splashes.

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John Stebbe said 4380 days ago (December 19th, 2005)
Takes me back
Reminds me of when I used to play trumpet in various brass choirs, in
high school and college.

Vocals and vocal arrangements are well-done and well-executed.
You've managed to evoke a very worshipful attitude in this track, for
that I thank you.
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Noel Project said 4374 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Merry Christmas!
Thanks everyone for listening and for your comments.
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