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Sunday Recap - December Music

With this season being as "busy" as it is, I wanted to do a post about the three Sundays in December and share our song selections for these 3 weeks. I will do a separate post for our Christmas Eve services. There are certain songs I do every year and then I add a few new ones. I find that people LOVE the familiar at this time of year and when you throw in something brand new every now and then, it is received so much better. I try to have fun with the groove and arrangements of carols and let the band give input on that in rehearsal. We came up with a "Samba feel" on "Hark the Herald Angels" this past week. People couldn't help but move a little bit! "Winter Snow" was a hit...especially when you have a bass player that just bought an electric stand up! Love it, Davey dog! Our band is a lot of rock and roll guys and they have had a blast becoming jazz players this month. Randy the drummer bought some mallets, brushes, and even sleigh bells. It has been a nice "change" in our musical landscape. Don't get me wrong...we still rock it out, but it's nice to do something different. Here are our songs...

December 6th

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - Russ Taff version from his Christmas record - GREAT record!

"Glory to God Forever" - Fee/Beeching

ADVENT  - WEEK 2 - LOVE - Romans 8

"Born in Bethlehem" - Third Day

"You Gave Your Life Away" - Kathryn Scott

"O Come Let us Adore Him" - Chorus

December 13

"Hark the Herald Angels Sing" - Samba!

"Glory to God Forever" - Fee/Beeching

ADVENT - WEEK 3 - JOY - Luke 2:25-35; Hebrews 1:1-2

"Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) - Tomlin

"Winter Snow" - Tomlin/Audrey Assad - MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG THIS YEAR!

"Emmanuel" - Bob McGee (we went right into it - same key - people loved it!)

December 20

"O Come All Ye Faithful" - Third Day "feel"

"Go Tell it on the Mountain"

ADVENT  - WEEK 4- PEACE - Romans 5:1-11

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" - Third Day

"Glory in the Highest" - Tomlin

Meet me at Fred's for more Christmas music...