Christe Redemptor Omnium

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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.


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

NAC Judge

this simply blew me away... your wife's voice is hauntingly beautiful.. it's just a shame at some of the peaking issues in this piece when you hit the high notes.. still I find it a bit unfair to condemn one for hardware limitations.. the amt of chamber reverb was perfect to give the correct atmosphere, and the background was jut minimalistic enough to not inferfere with the vocals.

Still it's good to consider your wife's vocals in the future..



bassfiddlejones responds:

Thank you for the review Chron! I'm still figuring out how to properly record, and I think the mic setting I used had something to do with it. After looking back at the EQ I couldn't get rid of the peaking, so we'll have to rerecord those few parts and I'll update the song eventually :) I'm glad you enjoyed the piece - looking forward to seeing the results! Keep these contests going!

I'm never actually into classical music but you just blew my mind, I will definitely be anxious for upcoming music from you.

bassfiddlejones responds:

That's awesome, made my day! Thanks for taking the time to review!

Very Impressed, I fucking love it!!

bassfiddlejones responds:

Thanks man!

This reminds me of the really really old gregorian chants you'd hear sometimes. Personally, I love those and find them always so beautiful. This is a perfect companion for them.

Your wife also has a beautiful voice. If this is just a rush job though, I'd love to see what a professionally done job would be! 5 out of 5 for me!

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bassfiddlejones responds:

:) Thank you! And yes, I'm a big fan of Gregorian chant myself.

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4.28 / 5.00

Dec 16, 2012
10:53 PM EST
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5.6 MB
2 min 27 sec

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