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#275582 - 12/19/14 07:43 PM [User Showcase] New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US
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Charlene and I wrote this Christmas song five years ago and it's sat around collecting dust as a BIAB midi file I didn't know quite what to do with. So finally here it is with all RT's. Merry Christmas.

GOD IS WITH US

Mary kissed her newborn baby
As she gently laid him on the hay
Shepherds on a nearby hillside
Knelt in wonder as the angels sang
Glory to God in the highest
On earth peace goodwill to men
The world rang in joyful harmony
Child of heaven Son of Man

Emmanuel God is with us
Sing praises to our King
Salvation has come to us
Tell the story the Christ child brings

Trumpets filled the air with music
As angels' voices heralded Him
Redemption so long awaited
Born in a manger in Bethlehem
Holy this child called Jesus
Born of spirit a spotless lamb
The world rang in perfect harmony
Child of heaven Son of Man

Emmanuel God is with us
Sing praises to our King
Salvation has come to us
Tell the story the Christ child brings

His name is Wonderful, Marvelous, Glorious,
Comforter, Counsellor, Prince of Peace,
All Mighty God

©2009 Josie Beck/Charlene Grant


Hope you enjoy it.

Josie

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#275585 - 12/19/14 08:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Beautiful song and performance Josie, a very easy listen.

PS: Just FYI I bid on a gig next month in Lake Charles, if I get it maybe my wife and I can buy you guys lunch, dinner or just coffee?

I'll keep you posted.

Again nice to hear new songs about the reason for the season, good on ya!

Merry Christmas!

Later,


Edited by Danny C. (12/19/14 08:16 PM)
Edit Reason: buy
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#275590 - 12/19/14 09:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Howdy Neighbor!

Thank you very much.

PM me when you know the date and if I'm off we're on. smile

Josie

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#275591 - 12/19/14 09:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Really pretty and well-written song!! I think the choice of RTs is great-very celebratory vibe. It would be great to hear a gospel choir in the background. Very cool stuff!! Take care. Greg

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#275594 - 12/19/14 10:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Wonderful Christmas song. Great write, mix and performance.

Merry Christmas.

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#275595 - 12/19/14 10:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Thank you very much Greg.

Yeah, I wish I could have a real Gospel choir too. The Brooklyn Tabernacle is my favorite. If you like choirs and get a chance check this out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGl2DhiMINs

Josie

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#275606 - 12/20/14 02:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie,

I agree with Greg and Charlie, this is beautiful. I really like the chorus. I found myself singing along with you without even realising I was doing so smile

Also, the clarity of the backing and your singing is superb. I don't know what you have done but the overall sound is top notch, very professional!

May Christmas be special for you and yours,
Noel

P.S. Thank you for the link for the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. I have not heard them before. Wow!!!!

I don't know if you've ever heard the Oslo Gospel Choir. If you're curious follow this link.
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#275610 - 12/20/14 03:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Very nice Josie. Good to hear someone keeping the Christ in Christmas!


Merry Christmas!


Regards,

Bob

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#275633 - 12/20/14 06:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, IMHO this is the latest Christmas Classic!

This was excellent and it's a keeper.
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#275640 - 12/20/14 06:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Josie,
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really pretty and well-written song!! I think the choice of RTs is great-very celebratory vibe. It would be great to hear a gospel choir in the background. Very cool stuff!!


+ 1 from me.
Merry Christmas.

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#275647 - 12/20/14 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Josie,
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really pretty and well-written song!! I think the choice of RTs is great-very celebratory vibe. It would be great to hear a gospel choir in the background. Very cool stuff!!


+ 1 from me.
Merry Christmas.

Guenter


And another +1.

A good write. Terrific arrangement and mix. The vocal is nicely recorded (I like that reverb) and the harmonies are nice.

One of your best!

floyd

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#275653 - 12/20/14 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Hi, Josie !:))


I just love this as
I do love your voice too !!:))
So sweet and smooth !!!
Songs like this really
get you in the right Christmas
Mood ! Thank you Josie !:))

Merry Xmas and a Most Creative
and Musicfilled New Year to you
too Josie !!!


Cheers
Dani

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#275667 - 12/20/14 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie,

"Trumpets filled the air with music"

Love your Christmas song.
Best wishes from Belgium!

Fred

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#275675 - 12/20/14 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Josie,

I agree with Greg and Charlie, this is beautiful. I really like the chorus. I found myself singing along with you without even realising I was doing so smile

Also, the clarity of the backing and your singing is superb. I don't know what you have done but the overall sound is top notch, very professional!

May Christmas be special for you and yours,
Noel

P.S. Thank you for the link for the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. I have not heard them before. Wow!!!!

I don't know if you've ever heard the Oslo Gospel Choir. If you're curious follow this link.


Thank you very much Noel. I'm using the Eventide UltraChannel and Ultraverb along with Ozone and the new delay from NI.

That Oslo Gospel Choir is great! I fell in love with big choirs back in the days of yore when I was chosen to represent my high school in the state choral festival. A famous guest conductor worked with us. It was one of those early life experiences with a lasting impression.

Charlene and I love that you were singing along.

Josie

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#275676 - 12/20/14 09:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: 90 dB]
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Very nice Josie. Good to hear someone keeping the Christ in Christmas!


Merry Christmas!


Regards,

Bob


Thank you very much Bob. Charlene took what I had and wrote the first draft of the lyrics drinking coffee at Starbucks.

Josie

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#275677 - 12/20/14 09:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Josie, IMHO this is the latest Christmas Classic!

This was excellent and it's a keeper.


Mario thank you very much. We had a hard time deciding whether to call it Emmanuel or God Is With Us.

Josie

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#275678 - 12/20/14 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Josie,
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really pretty and well-written song!! I think the choice of RTs is great-very celebratory vibe. It would be great to hear a gospel choir in the background. Very cool stuff!!


+ 1 from me.
Merry Christmas.

Guenter


Thank you very much Guenter.

Josie

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#275681 - 12/20/14 09:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Hey Josie,

I really enjoyed this - great vocal and mix. Nicely written as well.

Bob

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#275682 - 12/20/14 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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A joyful noise indeed. Wonderful clarity
here with the mix and the vocal just shines.

Bring on the choir!

Very, very nice.

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#275793 - 12/21/14 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Christmas Song - GOD IS WITH US [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, This has a very happy Christmas sound. Your vocal are great and the mix stands up very well. I am really enjoying your recent posts. I really liked the bridge. Great Job! And a very Merry Christmas to you. Tom

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