Carols for the Earth - Shared Song

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God Save You, Merry Gentlefolk

The melody is shared with "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen".  This carol however, comes with renewed moral purpose. 

 

 

Thank you to Michael Black for this powerful version.  More about Michael and his music can be found at https://www.black-brothers.com/, the music site for the band he is in with brother Shay Black.  Both are favorites in the SF Bay Area, nationally, and internationally, and of course in their native Ireland.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hand in Hand

This beautiful carol shares its melody with the very old "Coventry Carol".  The haunting melody invites listeners to a quiet, contemplative space.  The poetic lyrics invite those singing and listening, to contemplate coming together in fellowship, to face the cold, difficult days of Winter.  The invitation to fellowship extends to all hardships we might otherwise face alone.

 

"Jen Pacific" has shared "Hand in Hand".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophia Green has shared "Hand in Hand".

 
 
Still is the Night

This carol replaces the silence of "Silent Night", with vibrant Stillnesss.

Sophia Green has shared "Still is the Night".

 
 
Come, Behold the Year Before Us

Expansive and hopeful as Mendelssohn's original "Vaterland in deinen Gauen", whose melody was "borrowed" for "Hark the Herald Angels Sing".

CHANDRA has shared "Come, Behold the Year Before Us".

 
 
 
 
O Sempervirens, Evergreen
In the original German, "O Christmas Tree" is really "O Evergreen", a hymn to ongoing Life.  "Sempervirens" also means "Evergreen" in Latin, and is also the scientific name for the ancient Redwood tree.

Fred Goff has shared "O Sempervirens, Evergreen".

CHANDRA has shared "O Sempervirens, Evergreen".

 
 
 
 
We Three Fates
Humanity must choose the right Fate.  "We Three Kings" warns of doom for one, this song warns us all.

Fred Goff has shared "We Three Fates".

 

Yuletide Bless Us
Perfect for the Winter Solstice into the New Year.  Welcome the sun and growing light of Life!
Thank you to Evelie Delfino Posch Sales for this gentle, uplifting rendition of a song that welcomes sacred light into our lives.  Evelie is a sacred singer/writer; recording artist; drummer, dancer; Pranic and Certified Sound Healer and Therapist; choral director; storyteller; actress; and music educator.  She is active in Reclaiming communities, the Unitarian Church, and with her band, MAHAL, which performs Ethno-Tribal-Fusion music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Stand for All Creation
Multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen is well known to early and classical music enthusiasts for her work with medieval and Renaissance groups such as Ensemble Alcatraz, Project Ars Nova, Medieval Strings, Hesperion XX, the Boston Camerata, and many others.  Among other interesting projects, Shira’s playing has been included on television and independent soundtracks, and she has played the medieval fiddle in the soundtrack for the motion picture O, a version of Othello.  Her website is https://shirakammen.com
This beautiful carol shares its melody with the very old Latin European hymn "Adeste Fideles", known in English as "O Come All Ye Faithful".  Shira not only sings, but plays both harp and viola!

 

Shira Kammen has shared "To Stand for All Creation".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Apple
Multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen is well known to early and classical music enthusiasts for her work with medieval and Renaissance groups such as Ensemble Alcatraz, Project Ars Nova, Medieval Strings, Hesperion XX, the Boston Camerata, and many others.  Among other interesting projects, Shira’s playing has been included on television and independent soundtracks, and she has played the medieval fiddle in the soundtrack for the motion picture O, a version of Othello.  Her website is https://shirakammen.com
This carol replaces the pomp of "The Boar's Head Carol" with a powerful, straightforward appeal.  Shira not only sings, but plays the viola in four parts!

 

Shira Kammen sings and plays "The Apple" !

Do You Know How Many Stars Light
A lovely lullaby, translated from German, about Creation, Love, and God.

Sophia Green has shared "Do You Know How Many Stars Light".

​​​Call for Performances

1. Hand in Hand

This beautiful carol shares its melody with the very old "Coventry Carol".  The haunting melody invites listeners to a quiet, contemplative space.  The poetic lyrics invite those singing and listening, to contemplate coming together in fellowship, to face the cold, difficult days of Winter.  The invitation to fellowship extends to all hardships we might otherwise face alone.

 
2. Yuletide Bless Us!

Perfect for the Winter Solstice into the new year.  Welcome the sun and growing light of Life!  The melody is shared with the European Latin hymn “O Sanctissima”, popularly known in German speaking countries as “O du fröhliche”.

 

 

3. To Stand for All Creation
This beautiful carol shares its melody with the very old Latin European hymn "Adeste Fideles", known in English as "O Come All Ye Faithful".
4. Still is the Night
This carol replaces the silence of "Silent Night", with vibrant Stillness.
 
5. O Sempervirens, Evergreen
In the original German, "O Christmas Tree" is really "O Evergreen", a hymn to ongoing Life.
6. Do You Know How Many Stars Light
A lovely lullaby, translated from German, about Creation, Love, and God.
7. God Save You, Merry Gentlefolk
The melody is shared with "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen".  This carol however, has a new moral purpose.
 
8. The Apple
This carol replaces the pomp of "The Boar's Head Carol" with a powerful, straightforward appeal.
 
9. Come, Behold the Year Before Us
Expansive and hopeful as Mendelssohn's original "Vaterland in deinen Gauen", whose melody was "borrowed" for "Hark the Herald Angels Sing".
 
10. The Crossroads
A passionate call to Courage and Hope at the Crossroad's of Earth's future.  The melody is shared with "O Holy Night".
Be the first to share this one!
 
11. We Three Fates
Humanity must choose the right Fate.  "We Three Kings" warns of doom for one, this song warns us all.
 
12. Rise for the Earth
Rise up for the Earth!  The melody is shared with "Joy to the World". - Be the first to share this one!
Hand in Hand
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Still is the Night
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Come Behold the Year Before Us_Chandra
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To - Stand for All Creation
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We Three Fates
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O Sempervirens Evergreen
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O Sempervirens Evergreen
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The Apple
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Do You Know How Many Stars Light
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