Christmas Blessings – music

christmas bells and music

I had a huge blessing last week!

I remembered the music inside my heart.

I had pushed it aside for a while, after leaving our church.

It just hurt too much to sing.

But singing has always been a part of my life.

Some of my favorite memories are of my sister and I singing duets, and singing with my family.  I love music. It warms my heart, feeds my soul, opens me to love.

Now, I’ll be perfectly honest. I am not a lead singer, and I will never be on Broadway.  But I do love to harmonize. Thirds and fifths come naturally to me. I adore the beauty of a three and four part chorus.

A few weeks ago, I was told about a cool application (Audacity.com) that allowed me to record my voice, and then add harmonies!

I had so much fun!

I made several songs for a dear friend’s mother, and for a few other close friends.

They were meant to be blessings to them.

But it turns out, they blessed me more than I could have ever imagined.

I loved creating the recordings, and re-recording new harmonies.

But they were far from perfect.

In fact, there were places where my tone wavered, my key shifted, (my nose sniffled), I went slightly off pitch, and the background noise from the cheap laptop microphone drowned out the music.

LOL, I even forgot the words a few times! 🙂

I sang, harmonized, tweaked, formatted, scrunched up my nose a ton (technology and new applications are really not my forte), re-sang– and enjoyed every minute of it!

And I sent the songs out, as they were. Imperfect. Flawed. But given from my heart, with joy and love.

I am sharing some of them here, in the hopes that someone else may be as blessed as I was.

These are only partial songs. (Sorry, I did not know all the words for a lot of them. LOL, I should have just sang “Deck the Halls… Falalala, la lalala!” ) 🙂

Music brings life to my soul, and joy to my heart.   I hope it will do the same for you!

Feel free to lurk. There’s no need to comment.

Blessings and hugs!

Happy Holidays!

🙂

silent-night

Silent Night

oh holy night

Oh Holy Night

noel

The First Noel

oh little town

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

O-Come-All-Ye-Faithful2

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

away in a manger

Away in a Manger

ill be home for christmas

I’ll be Home For Christmas

10 thoughts on “Christmas Blessings – music

  1. willie

    Okay, now I am TOTALLY jealous. I always wished I could sing and write. Seems kind of selfish of you to be able to do both! *wink*. Barney and I both enjoyed your music over a glass of wine. Thank you for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and all the Best in the New Year.

    willie, ( ooops and Barney too, apparently! )

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  2. catrouble

    Awww Katherine…thank you for sharing your lovely voice with us. “I’ll be home for Christmas” is one of my all time favorite songs.

    Wishing you and yours a loving and very Merry Christmas.

    Blessings…Cat

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  3. quiet sara

    Hi, this is my first time here. I came over after I saw Renee had put up a little blurb about this on her blog. 🙂

    I have to say that of all the renditions you did, Away in a Manger was my favorite. Your solo part in that song, in my opinion, was the clearest and loveliest of all of them

    Merry Christmas and thank you for this blessing of your music.

    quiet sara

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