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Christe Redemptor Omnium

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Dec 16, 2012 | 10:53 PM EST
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5.6 MB
2 min 27 sec
4.28 / 5.00

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So, this is my entry for the Christmas Mac12! I'm fairly new to recording vocals (as in, this is really my first attempt). My beautiful wife was kind enough to lend me her beautiful voice for this one :) We really rushed to get this done. Had I more time, the quality would have been higher. I should also note that I in no way edited my wife's vocals, just added some reverb and EQ.

Christe Redemptor Omnium (Christ Redeemer of All) is an ancient prayer from the 6th Century that the Church has used ever since. I took an old-timey carol approach for this. I picked this particular prayer, because Advent isn't just a "Hey, let's all be happy about Jesus and Santa and mostly presents" time, it's more of a "Hey, we need to be ready for the end of the world because hopefully Jesus is coming back soon and it will most likely be terrifying but awesome" time.


Salvation's author, call to mind
how, taking the form of humankind,
born of a Virgin undefiled,
Thou in man's flesh became a Child.

All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Iesu, Virgin-born, to Thee;
whom with the Father we adore,
and Holy Ghost forevermore.

Thus testifies the present day
Through every year in long array,
that Thou, salvation's source alone
proceedest from the Father's Throne.

All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Iesu, Virgin-born, to Thee;
whom with the Father we adore,
and Holy Ghost forevermore.

Whence sky, and stars, and sea's abyss,
and earth, and all that therein is,
shall still, with laud and carol meet,
the Author of thine Advent greet.

And we who, by Thy precious Blood
from sin redeemed, are marked for God,
on this, the day that saw Thy Birth,
sing the new song of ransomed earth.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a great tune

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bassfiddlejones responds:

Well thanks! Glad you like it. :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

jesus i love women who can sing, i love how fragile her voice gets on the higher notes.

great catch man!

You've got some of the best stuff on this site keep it up

bassfiddlejones responds:

Thanks man! And yes, she is quite amazing :) I'm a lucky guy.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

My god the vocals. Wonderful.

If you made it so the harmony interlayed more with the vocals, having the harmony "tease" the melody so to speak, it would do wonders to this song.

The melody, of course, was exceptional, but at times it was covered by the woodwinds. An easy fix, however.

bassfiddlejones responds:

I'm glad you like the piece! The mixing isn't too great, could definitely use some work. And you're the second person to mention woodwinds, lol - I only used strings, piano, trumpet, and glockenspiel in this piece. Thanks for the review!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Your wife has a beautiful voice.

I like how you gave her voice a slight echo. Makes it feel as if she was walking towards an audience as she waves and sings the song.

The deep bass is very smooth and helps back the vocals. The siren like sound I hear makes the song sound very happy and cheery. Then the xylophone is a nice little touch to the song.

Overall, beautifully composed Christmas song. Very happy sounding. Nothing needing to be done to make the song better.

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bassfiddlejones responds:

Thank you for the review, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Worked hard on this one though without a lot of time!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This shit is pure awesome. No doubt you won :), your wife's voice is beautiful.


bassfiddlejones responds:

Thanks man :) She really does have a beautiful voice!