Some Resources For Churches
Nine Lessons and Carols - Church Christmas Production
These tracks are demo recordings from a Christmas program that we created at New Hope Church. It’s is our adaptation of a very old tradition that churches have used to celebrate the birth of Jesus using nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels. We used “The Voice” translation for this and had our actors “perform” these scriptures rather that just read them which made for a powerful experience. I composed original music to underscore these performances. We added songs and dramatic elements in between the Lessons (readings).
We are considering the possibility of making the program’s resources available to other churches. This would include the reference DVD, the demo mp3 tracks, performance mp3 tracks, audio stems, Ableton Live file, Finale files, PDF sheetmusic for choir and orchestra, powerpoint slides, promotional art and our set-list. This would not include 3rd party song and drama material but we will provide you with info on where to purchase these. If you are interested in performing Nine Lessons and Carols at your church, let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We put this together for the Easter 2016 gatherings at New Hope Church. I composed the score to try to paint the pictures found in Psalm 18 of worship, death, deliverance, resurrection and praise.
Zach O'Neel memorized the Psalm and performed it.
Jeff McCourt wrote the choral parts and the section at the end.
We presented this on Easter Sunday using live band, orchestra and choir along with some tracks that I created.