Christmas Song - Silent Night

Posted by: Steve Young

Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/13/13 07:33 PM

So many nice Christmas songs being posted here this year. I thought I would make my contribution. There have already been a couple versions of Silent Night, but this is one of my favorite carols, so I did my own little arrangement of it. It's kinda thrown together, and I haven't taken the time to really listen critically to it or tweak it. Very busy these days. I hope you enjoy this one. Merry Christmas!

Silent Night


All RT's and RD's, with a little orchestration I played with Logic VSTi's. All the vocals are me (once again, cheap labor).

Here are the RealTracks/RealDrums used...
RealTracks in song: 777:Bass, Acoustic, PopWaltz Ev 085 (A:simple)
RealTracks in song: 780:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopWaltz Ev 085 (A:simple)
RealTracks in song: 2053:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryWaltzBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 981:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryWaltzCleanHeld Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 1285:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWaltzBrent Sw 085
RealDrums in Song: JazzWaltzTerryClarke^1-a:Brushes , b:Sticks, Ride Busy
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/13/13 08:22 PM

Beautiful version of the song. Voice and harmonies are excellent
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/13/13 08:29 PM

Hi Steve,

Your arrangement and presentation is hauntingly wonderful. I have to hand it to you, some of the chords you've chosen are truly inspired; very very nice.

To my mind, "Silent Night" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

I thoroughly enjoyed what you've 'thrown' together. I wish I could throw songs together as well as that!

May joy and peace be a light to you and your family,
Noel
Posted by: Sundance

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 01:10 AM

Hey Steve,

My, my, my, I'd surely love be able to throw something together like this....

What an absolutely gorgeous arrangement. Like Noel said, it's hauntingly wonderful. I'd pick out something I especially like but I love everything about it!

God bless you and Merry Christmas.

Josie
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 08:02 AM

Simply beautiful, Steve. Great choice of RTs.

Perfect vocals and harmonies (expect no less...)

floyd
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 08:43 AM

Nice..... I agree on the chord choices. I really appreciate it when composers think outside of the box when it comes to chords.

Nice RT's too as has been pointed out.
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 08:53 AM

Steve, You are in fine voice on this one. Very nice rendition. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Tom
Posted by: sixchannel

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 09:00 AM

Hi Steve
thoroughly professional throughout.
Franz Gruber would love this!
Smooth mix and great vocals mix too - the harmonies just where they need to be.
I enjoyed this so much.
Cheers
ian
Posted by: boehm

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 10:07 AM

Hi Steve,

it's all been said.
I like your version very much.

Guenter
Posted by: Danny C.

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 10:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Steve,

Your arrangement and presentation is hauntingly wonderful. I have to hand it to you, some of the chords you've chosen are truly inspired; very very nice.

To my mind, "Silent Night" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

I thoroughly enjoyed what you've 'thrown' together. I wish I could throw songs together as well as that!

May joy and peace be a light to you and your family,
Noel


Noel is speaking my mind. Very nice rendition of this wonderful song.

Thanks for posting - Later,
Posted by: kenbiab

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 05:57 PM

Just beautiful voice and harmonies, Steve. Crisp and clear with great articulation on the end of the phrases. The RT package you put together works really nicely. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/14/13 06:46 PM

I finally got some time to listen to some new songs and this was first on the list. All I can say is WOW. This is one great job.

I’m with Noel in that I wish I could throw something together and have it come out this good!

Merry Christmas Steve.
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/16/13 09:59 AM

Scott,

Thanks! glad you enjoyed it!

Noel,

Always good to hear from you, my friend! Glad you liked it. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Josie,

So nice to hear from you! Thanks for listening, and glad you like it! God bless, and Merry Christmas to you as well!

Floyd,

As always, good to hear from you! Much appreciated. Realtracks are a dream come true!

Steve
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/16/13 10:02 AM

Herb,

Thanks for taking the time to drop in and listen! Glad you enjoyed it!

Tommy,

Thanks so much! You comments are always appreciated.

Ian,

So glad you enjoyed it! Really appreciate your time and comments.

Guenter,

Really appreciate your comments! Thanks so much!

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Steve
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/16/13 10:04 AM

Danny,

Thank you so much for allowing Noel to read your mind! smile I really do appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment!

Ken,

Thank you very much! Your thoughts are very appreciated.

Mario,

Always good to hear from you, my friend! Glad you like this one. Sometimes, they just fall together right. Merry Christmas!

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Steve
Posted by: dani48

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/16/13 10:31 AM

Hi, Steve !:))

Your rendition of this classic is very beautiful
in every aspect. I like your pure sweet vocals
and harmonies best !:))

Cheers
and have a Merry Christmas too !

Dani
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/17/13 11:20 AM

A really nice arrangement and vocal. Often the oft played Christmas songs run right by me...but this got and held my attention. I can't really put my finger on it -- it just grabbed me. I think it's the ethereal feel all the way through that makes it work so well. So much for my analysis -- it's a fine production.
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/17/13 11:25 PM

Dani,

Thanks so much for your kind words, and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas as well!

Janice and Bud,

I am so glad this "grabbed you"! Silent Night has always been one of my favorites, and I wanted to do something a little different, without changing the foundation of the song. Hopefully I succceeded. Thanks so much for your kind words!

==

Steve
Posted by: Frankp

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/18/13 09:48 AM

Silent night... all is calm

Your arrangement really captured that feeling.

Your voice really shines on this.

Beautiful.

Did you also sing the harmonies?
Posted by: aleck rand

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/19/13 09:28 AM

Steve,

It doesn't get more beautiful than this. Those harmonies are like a sky so blue it's hard to look at, but you can't help it - you're forced to.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, brother.


Dean Clark (aka Aleck Rand)
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12/30/13 11:05 PM

Hi Steve...

We're spending some time this evening listening to more of the songs from the kind folks who have been so kind to us during the short time we've been here. We're also listening to a few folks we've not listened to before.

This is gorgeous! There are so many versions of this song and this is one of our new favorites. When you bring in the background voices for the 2nd verse, it just blew us away. I (Al) lived in Germany 12 years and have done this in German a few times. But none of my versions were anywhere near thus pretty. That was a treat...thank you so much! Hoping 2104 is a healthy and prosperous years for you.

Al & Di