[GROUP SONG] "Away in a Manger" - Christmas Carol Collection 2020

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Post by Twinkle88 » September 23rd, 2020, 8:16 pm

"Away in a Manger" Group Song
Tune by William J. Kirkpatrick and James Ramsey Murray

Let's join our voices in LibriVox's Christmas choir! The goal is to get as many audio files as possible!
You don't have to be a professional singer to participate -- all voices welcome!

This song will be included in LibriVox's 2020 Christmas Carol Collection.

Deadline: December 15, 2020, 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Instructions:

The first verse will be sung in the tune composed by Murray (well-known in the U.S.), the second verse in the tune composed composed by Kirkpatrick (well-known in England), and the third verse will be harmonized with both tunes.

If you want to sing all the verses (please? :) ), click HERE.
OR, if you feel more comfortable singing the U.S. melody only, click HERE.
OR, if you feel more comfortable singing the England melody only, click HERE.
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  • Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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    Save files as 128 kbps MP3
    awayinamanger_[your forum name].mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. awayinamanger_twinkle88.mp3)
  • Transfer of files (completed recordings):
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.

    Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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    Please post below.
Last edited by Twinkle88 on October 4th, 2020, 9:06 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by annise » September 23rd, 2020, 8:40 pm

Don't you think this is really too early ? It's 3 months till Christmas and the Christmas Carol collection usual starts about mid November

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Post by Twinkle88 » September 23rd, 2020, 8:43 pm

I was hoping extra time would mean a few extra volunteers; I think the more voices, the more beautiful it sounds. (And hey, I'm doing better! Last year I started it in July.)
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Post by commonsparrow3 » September 24th, 2020, 4:50 pm

I was thinking of launching the 2020 Christmas Carol Collection around November 1st. I'll save a spot for the choral selection!

You may count on a warble from me, Twinkle -- but not for about a month yet, when I'll have more free time.

It looks like it'll be interesting this year! Combining the two melodies is ambitious -- and promises to sound quite impressive!

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Post by Twinkle88 » September 24th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Hooray! :clap: Thanks!

Yeah, heh heh, I believe the overlapping melodies sound well together, and hopefully everyone else will think so, too. :lol:
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Post by JayKitty76 » September 30th, 2020, 3:13 pm

I'd love to do this! I love the Christmas Carols :wink:
Maybe I'll get it in on my birthday this Friday. I'd like to record a little bit then, it'll be fun :wink:
~Rachel~
Behold the brave battalion that stands side by side
Too few in number and too proud to hide
Then say to the others who did not follow through
"You're still our brothers and we will fight for you."

~Disney's Newsies! on Broadway

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Post by Twinkle88 » September 30th, 2020, 3:32 pm

Hooray! Hooray!! :clap: Can’t wait to hear it!

Let me know if you have any questions, or if you think the melody is too high- or low-pitched. I lowered it again this year.
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Post by JayKitty76 » September 30th, 2020, 3:37 pm

Twinkle88 wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Hooray! Hooray!! :clap: Can’t wait to hear it!

Let me know if you have any questions, or if you think the melody is too high- or low-pitched. I lowered it again this year.
Will do! I can't wait to record hahaha! I've missed doing these.
~Rachel~
Behold the brave battalion that stands side by side
Too few in number and too proud to hide
Then say to the others who did not follow through
"You're still our brothers and we will fight for you."

~Disney's Newsies! on Broadway

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Post by JayKitty76 » October 12th, 2020, 4:56 pm

Here's my contribution!
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/awayinamanger_jaykitty76.mp3
I had to redo the last verse bc the changed notes were tricky at first :lol: Tell me if it sounds too strained the way I did it though, I can always do it again.
Thanks so much!!
~Rachel~
Behold the brave battalion that stands side by side
Too few in number and too proud to hide
Then say to the others who did not follow through
"You're still our brothers and we will fight for you."

~Disney's Newsies! on Broadway

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 13th, 2020, 8:17 am

Yay!! Thank you for being the first contributor!! :clap:

EDIT: Your singing is so beautiful! :cry: Yes, this will definitely be fine! :lol: Were you already familiar with the England melody? You sang it as though you knew it well. I had heard the song sung in that tune a few times in the past, but I still had to take some time to learn it for this project. Hopefully it won't be difficult for the U.S. contributors to sing. And thanks for choosing to sing all the verses!! :9:
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Post by JayKitty76 » October 13th, 2020, 1:42 pm

Thank you, Twinkle!! 🥰🥺
I think I’d heard the England melody maybe once before. I’ve played piano for 8 years, though, so I was able to read the sheet music and get a pretty good idea of the notes.
Thanks again!! ❤️❤️
~Rachel~
Behold the brave battalion that stands side by side
Too few in number and too proud to hide
Then say to the others who did not follow through
"You're still our brothers and we will fight for you."

~Disney's Newsies! on Broadway

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Post by DaisyMae65 » October 13th, 2020, 4:53 pm

I would love to add my voice to this.

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 13th, 2020, 4:58 pm

Oh, that would be so wonderful!! :) Thanks for your interest! Let me know if you have any questions.
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