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Angels We Have Heard on High


by

Postludes Trio

 Genre: Holiday

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A traditional Christmas song. Jack laid down the foundation with guitar and melody voice. Rich embellished with his vocal harmonies. This song rocks devotionally.

Cover artwork by R. Schletty, from a 2-2-1975 pencil sketch done at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (Minnesota).
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Lyrics
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

Open by playing a C chord. starting melody note is open 1st string
repeat CHORUS after every verse.

C G C
Angels we have heard on high,
C G C
Singing sweetly through the night,
C G C
And the mountains in reply
C G C
Echoing their brave delight.

CHORUS:
C A7 Dm G C F G
Gloria...............
C G C F G
in excelsis Deo.
C A7 Dm G C F G
Gloria...............
C G C F G C
in excelsis Deo.

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tiding did you hear?

CHORUS

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ, the Lord, the new-born King.

CHORUS

See him in a manger laid
Whom the angels praise above;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While we raise our hearts in love.

CHORUS

CHORDS USED:
C (x32010)
G (320003)
F (xx3211)
A7 (x02020)
Dm (xx0231)
Song Stats
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Comments: 15
Fans: 6
Plays: 356
Downloads: 154

Uploaded: Dec 14, 2006 - 12:39:56 PM
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2006 - 05:20:12 PM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 10:31:50 AM
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Hardware:
Rich: 1.8 GHz MacBook (through the pinhole mic, brightly)
Software:
Rich: GarageBand 3
Comments
said 3997 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
what
a fine duet, two of my favorite singers... It's cool to see so many carols this year. Thanks, - Harold
j2morrow said 3997 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Nicely done
Sounds like a cut from the folk days of the early 60s. Good job.
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Postludes Trio said 3997 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
New Folk
Yep, you can call this New Folk, I guess.
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Mystified said 3997 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Glorious :)
And a lovely addition to the Christmas season.

Thank you for this!
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said 3997 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Richard...
You really took a very average vocal of mine and, by adding your many voices, turned this into an amazing vocal celebration. And leaving out the guitar part in the first part of the last Gloria... brilliant. Merry Christmas!
said 3997 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Leading man
C'mon, Jack. Take a deep bow. You started it with your brilliant guitar work (with those rapid chord changes and well-knit combination of strumming n' picking). Plus, your rock-solid lead voice gave me room above and below to harmonize. We sing this song at our church every Christmas season in four part harmony. All for the praise of the Holy One.

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thoddi said 3997 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Glorious
Those harmonies is fantastic. Wonderful tune:)

Merry Christmas.
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said 3997 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Hey guys-
Very Nice! Richard, I never would have guessed you used the pinhole mic for your vox.
Mcboy said 3996 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
devotional rockers....
heavenly harmony with gregorian echoes.....truly uplifting gentleman...!
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said 3996 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Thanks all...
Glad to know this is striking a good chord for you guys. That is what it is meant to do... cheers.

Jack
kristyjo said 3995 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
One of my favorite carols
I liked the interweaving of the harmonies around the melody. The simplicity of the guitar with voices works really well, too.
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bug67 said 3993 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Wow!
I was going to say something about a slight hiss I heard throughout (well, ok. I just did). Then I saw that this was recorded straight into the pinhole mic. Amazing! This is probably the very best recording I have ever heard using that method. Your guys' harmonies are spot on. Very nice. Faved.

Merry Christmas!
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thetiler said 3993 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
cool season spirital tunage
Merry Christmas you guys. Enjoyed!
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said 3636 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Gloria...
... in excelsis Deo!

Merry Christmas Richard... to you and yours.
hongshan said 2048 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Nostalgic
Brings back some nostalgic xmas memories. Good harmonies and feeling of happiness! I think I'll keep this one for xmas 2012.
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Artist Info
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Name: Jack Miller, Richard Schletty, etc.
Location: Santa Braul Calisota USA
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Our collaboration was born at MacJams.com. Founding members of Postludes Trio: Jack Miller (MJ username: Dadai.2) hails from CA. Rich Schletty (MJ username: RichardSchletty) has a very permanent residence in St. Paul, MN. Mike Lavoie (MJ us... [see more]

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