I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Managed by Roo

2

Project Status

Collaboration Phase This is a work in progress. Collaborators are busy busy!

Open

Closed

Complete


PlayPause

Project

Project Type: Public

Auditions: Private

Status: Open

Started: Dec 12, 2020

This is a cover song

Talent Needed

Anything

Genre

Singer/Songwriter

Mood

Melancholy

Optimistic

Reflective

Project Summary

Description: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem "Christmas Bells" by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The song tells of the narrator's despair, upon hearing Christmas bells during the American Civil War, that "hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, goodwill to men". The carol concludes with the bells carrying renewed hope for peace.

Project brief: Feel free to add to or replace any of the instrumentation. Some piano would be great, but I'm up for anything.

For audio file uploads, please use: 24 bit, 44.1 kHz

Lyrics

Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1863)

VERSE 1 I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on Earth, goodwill to men VERSE 6 And in despair, I bowed my head There is no peace on Earth I said For hate is strong and mocks the song Of peace on Earth, goodwill to men VERSE 7 Then pealed the bells more loud and deep God is not dead nor doth he sleep The wrong shall fail, the right prevail With peace on Earth, goodwill to men VERSE 3 Till, ringing singing on its way The world revolved from night to day A voice, a chime, a chant sublime Of peace on Earth, goodwill to men

Collaborators

Who Digs This

Project Kudos

Roo says.. Thanks, Steve. Creating this arrangement was a lot of fun. :)

Posted on Dec 14, 2020

Vuya says.. What a great version Ryan :-)

Posted on Dec 14, 2020

D Major
76 bpm

Credits

Performance

Vocals: Roo

Production

Cover Photography: Nitish Meena

Writing

Arrangement: Roo

Composition: John Baptiste Calkin (1872)

Lyrics: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1863)

Derivative Works

Member Sign in




Forgotten Password

Not a member? Sign up

Loading