This medley arrangement by Mark Hayes includes the following Christmas carols and songs:
Joy To The World
For Unto Us a Child is Born
O Come All Ye Faithful
The bells orchestrated into the medley by Peter Vantine, adds a majestic ring to the entire medley that weaves in the message of Christmas beautifully! Listen and reflect on the words and let them breath new life into your heart and soul.
Joy to the World the Lord is Come! Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room and heaven and nature sing.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given And His name shall be called: Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace!
O Come all ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant O Come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem Come and Behold Him born the King of Angels O Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord!
“Glory to the Newborn King” was the original title of this Traditional African American Gospel Christmas Song. The African American scholar Horace Clarence Boyer (1935-2009) implies that “Glory to the Newborn King” was composed by Margaret Wells Allison, the founder and leader of a popular black gospel ensemble, the Angelic Gospel Singers.
My dear friend and music collaborator, Claire Vance, introduced me to this song five years ago. I loved it so much, that I decided to sing it twenty-four (24) hours after I learned it. Unfortunately, I forgot the words in the middle of the song. The words that came out of my mouth were – yaba, daba, doo, or scooby, dooby, doo.
Ever since that time, I vowed the lyrics would be perfect the next time I sang this song. What better way to do that than recording it in my 1st Christmas album Silver Bells. This arrangement by Mark Hayes and Peter Vantine rhythmically tickling of the ivories makes me wanna clap my hands, and get up and dance.