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Carol of the Birds (Vocal version)


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ValleyPastor

 Genre: Holiday

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I decided to throw some vocals over my last version of "Carol of the Birds," since so many have not heard this carol. They're a little rough (Time is rare around this season, I had a WHOLE hour when all 8 of the kids I have at home were out). But I like the sound anyway.
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Lyrics
When rose the eastern star, the birds came from afar,
In that full might of glory.
With one melodious voice they sweetly did rejoice
And sang the wondrous story,
Sang, praising God on high, enthroned above the sky,
And the Gift He gave through Mary.

The eagle left his lair, came winging through the air,
His message loud arising.
And to his joyous cry the sparrow made reply,
His answer sweetly voicing.
"Overcome are death and strife, this night is born new life",
The robin sang rejoicing.

The partridge adds his note, “To Bethlehem I fly,
Where in the stall He’s lying.
There, in the manger blessed, I’ll build myself a nest
To soothe the baby’s crying.
There, in the manger blessed, I’ll build myself a nest
And sing of love undying.”
Song Stats
Hits: 5483
Comments: 11
Fans: 2
Plays: 580
Downloads: 171
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Dec 01, 2006 - 11:12:18 PM
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2006 - 05:46:55 PM Last Played: Jan 22, 2018 - 01:48:29 AM
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Hardware:
Washburn classical guitar thru Behringer C2 matched pair small diaphragm condensers, Vocals thru CAD E100 condenser, Behringer mixer, Edirol UA-30 interface, iMac G5
Software:
GB-2, BIAB 12
Comments
Roxylee said 4190 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Real nice, Tom
The vocals add a lot to this tune. I hear ya about recording time being rare, and I only have four kids coming in and out. How you got a whole hour is cool. This sounds really pretty. Great harmony. Faved and downloaded. Adding it to my iTunes Christmas collection. Thanks for singing this one for us. :-)
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ValleyPastor said 4188 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
As always ...
I appreciate any positive comments from one I consider a MacJams harmony queen.
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said 4189 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Glad you posted this...
with your vocals. I hadn't heard this song before you posted the instrumental. A new Christmas favorite for me. Thanks.

You do a beautiful job all around on this. Everything is balanced and clear.
ToneDef said 4188 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Beautiful
Very inspiring. The vocal harmonizing keeps it strong. I enjoyed listening to the whole piece. Nice job!
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ValleyPastor said 4188 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Thank you.
And welcome to MacJams. I hope you enjoy it.
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Cori Ander said 4186 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Mmm
Mmm .. this was pure joy for me to listen to.
Beautiful!
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Cori Ander said 4186 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Mmmm
Mmmm .. this was pure joy for me to listen to.
Beautiful!

(too bad it is impossible right now to download, maybe admin has something cooking)..
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kristyjo said 4183 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Thanks for this
It is a lesser known carol, and it was wonderful to hear you singing it. Those rare gems make us listen to the stories with new ears.

I like the instrumentation- especially the solo guitar between the verses. I also like the vocal harmonies, and although there are indeed a couple of rough spots, the total song is wonderful.

I'm making two shepherd costumes and 4 sheep this weekend, so I won't be doing much posting either - I'm glad you 'grabbed some time in your busy schedule to make this happen.
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said 4178 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Nice
Nice job, V Pastor. This is a splendid olde song. You did it right.
said 4162 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
The good made better!
Nice job Thomas. Your vocals add a lot to this lovely tune. Reminds me of some of Kemper Crabb's stuff, and that's a GOOD thing!

God bless!
ValleyPastor said 4161 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Tanks.
Kemper Crabb. Now there's someone I haven't heard of in a while. His "Vigil" album is still one of my favs.

If you liked my vocals on this, I think you'll like my "John Riley." Coming soon.
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Name: Thomas Whitehouse
Location: Edinburg TX USA
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I'm a seminary professor and pastor of a non-denominational church in McAllen, Tx., Married with 9 kids. Began playing guitar in 1965 at age 9. My wife and I still sing and play at different church and ministry events here and in Mexico. ... [see more]

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