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Christe Redemptor Omnium

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Date
12/16/2012
File Info
Song
5.6 MB
2 min 27 sec
Score
4.27 / 5.00

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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
Tags:
christmas
advent
carol
mac12

Author Comments

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.

Lyrics:

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.

Reviews


The-iMortalThe-iMortal

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 17, 2012

I like your approach to the season! Track is pretty good too. Reason I don't give 5 stars is coz I think the mixing could have been improved :)


bassfiddlejones responds:

Thank you for the review! I like my approach as well :) lol. The mixing on this piece is pretty terrible, I hardly had any time to fix it (and my room is rather non-conducive to mixing). Looking to probably update it after contest stuffs are over.


EmidEmid

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 17, 2012

OMG...mesmerizing voice, she is picking up quite high operatic notes successfully. Absolutely wonderful song taking you far away somewhere in Celtic lands/medieval times. As you mentioned this is a prayer so there must not be any rating but allow me to express through this only system to let you know my feelings and I rate it 5/5 if not 10/10. Your first try nevertheless a masterpiece. Please make more songs of this type.


bassfiddlejones responds:

:) Thank you! If we would have had more time, we'd of ironed out the higher stuff more, but she did awesome with it! Thank you for the kind words, I'm hoping to record with her more often! :D


ZipZipperZipZipper

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 16, 2012

Oh my...nevermind what I said about Step's piece. This and that will spar in a great battle!


bassfiddlejones responds:

TO THE DEATH!! lol, seriously though, thank you!