[GROUP SONG] "Silent Night" - Christmas Carol Collection 2018

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 13th, 2018, 11:04 am

"Silent Night" Group Song

Melody by Franz Xaver Gruber; lyrics by Joseph Mohr; English translation by John Freeman Young

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Let's join our voices together in LibriVox's first 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 the LibriVox Christmas Carol Collection 2018 (--will be linked later).

Deadline: around December 15, 2018 (--more definite date will be listed later)

Instructions:
For everyone’s timing to be as similar as possible, when you are recording the song,
please wear headphones/earbuds and listen to the audio file linked below, and sing along with it.


"Silent Night" Sing-Along Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/cori/silentnight_singalong.mp3
Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love's pure light;
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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AFTER recording:
Save files as 128 kbps MP3
silentnight_[your forum name].mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. silentnight_twinkle88.mp3)
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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 you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Cori
When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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Any questions?
Please post below.

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Post by commonsparrow3 » October 13th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Yay! I will be one of your choir. It'll be a little while before I have a chance to record, but I'm posting now as a bookmark so I can find this thread later!

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 14th, 2018, 11:48 am

Awesome! Thank you!! :clap:

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Post by moniaqua » October 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm

If I can manage to record it, would it be ok to sing a second voice? I know it by heart :) I'll listen if it fits to the piano :)

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Post by GillH » October 14th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Would love to do this! Travelling tomorrow but will get to it soon.

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 14th, 2018, 3:33 pm

moniaqua wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm
If I can manage to record it, would it be ok to sing a second voice? I know it by heart :) I'll listen if it fits to the piano :)
Sure, that'd be fine! Thank you for your interest! :)

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 14th, 2018, 3:35 pm

GillH wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Would love to do this! Travelling tomorrow but will get to it soon.
Thank you very much! So glad people are interested in doing this early -- even when it's still October! :)

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Post by Elizabby » October 14th, 2018, 9:07 pm

OK, here you go! My breath control is not what it used to be, but I don't think it will get any better between now and Christmas, so here we are!

https://librivox.org/uploads/cori/silentnight_elizabby.mp3

File is not noise cleaned and is completely raw, as I think the volume will probably need adjusting in the final edit anyway. I can adjust if you like, but I wasn't sure what compressing would do to a song file...
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Post by Twinkle88 » October 15th, 2018, 12:00 am

Yess!! Thank you, Beth!! First audio file in! :clap: :clap:

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Post by GillH » October 15th, 2018, 3:13 am

Twinkle88 wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 3:35 pm
GillH wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Would love to do this! Travelling tomorrow but will get to it soon.
Thank you very much! So glad people are interested in doing this early -- even when it's still October! :)
Early? I wrote six Christmas cards yesterday! (There was a good reason... Honest!)

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Post by GillH » October 15th, 2018, 3:14 am

moniaqua wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm
If I can manage to record it, would it be ok to sing a second voice? I know it by heart :) I'll listen if it fits to the piano :)
Are you doing an alto part? I'm used to alto. Can I listen to yours to see if it's the same? Might be weird with all bar one melody line.

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Post by stoogeswoman » October 16th, 2018, 1:34 pm

Wow, great idea! 8-) Here's mine:

https://librivox.org/uploads/cori/silentnight_stoogeswoman.mp3 2 min 21.944 sec / 2.22 KB

Hope this is correct -- wasn't sure if I was supposed to say anything else on the tape, my name or whatever!

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Post by Alomentis » October 16th, 2018, 2:30 pm

There are a couple people interested in doing Alto, I would be interested in doing Tenor myself, is there sheet music we could follow to add parts?

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 16th, 2018, 2:43 pm

Hi Twinkle, This is a great idea for a group song! :) if somebody can come up with an alto part, I will try to participate.

Just one suggestion; perhaps you could interest the German-speaking LibriVoxers to sing the verses in German, which could then be alternated with the English verses for an international feeling. There may even be PD translations into some other languages, for all I know. When I was a child, my mother used to sing this carol to me in German, as her mother taught it to her, and I would love to hear it again that way.

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 16th, 2018, 6:12 pm

stoogeswoman wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Wow, great idea! 8-) Here's mine:

https://librivox.org/uploads/cori/silentnight_stoogeswoman.mp3 2 min 21.944 sec / 2.22 KB

Hope this is correct -- wasn't sure if I was supposed to say anything else on the tape, my name or whatever!
Yayay! Thank you!! :clap:

No, I think I'll need to say something like "sung by LibriVox volunteers" at the beginning. :hmm: Or I'll list everyone's name if I have to.

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