Christmas CD: Figure Eights and Slipscapades

Slipscapades SAMPLE

Since it’s fully blizzarding today (in late May!), I thought I’d post a sample of a fun little original piece I’m putting on the Christmas CD called Figure Eights and Slipscapades. I think you’ll see why I call it that when you listen it. It’s a fun little piano duet, and it makes me think of an ice-skating couple. Obviously, they aren’t perfect at skating, and though they have some beautiful synchronized moments, they also have a few slips.

Anyway, Enjoy!

Chas

Christmas CD: Anthem of Hope

Anthem of Hope SAMPLE

I DID IT!!! I finished the whole CD in one month. In fact, I think I have more music than I can fit on one CD, so maybe I’ll have some bonus tracks for MP3 CD downloaders or something. I don’t know. Anyway. Here’s a sample of one of the original ones I did for the Christmas CD.

I’ll write a more detailed meaning behind the music deal, but basically it’s about the hope that was renewed with Jesus’s birth.

Again, it’s just a sample, but I hope you like it!

Christmas CD: Still, Still, Still

Still, Still, Still (sample)

I’ve almost got all of the music for my Christmas CD written and recorded. In the next two weeks it will be completed! Yay!

I’ve promised Willowrise that I won’t release full recordings of the pieces. I battled that a bit, but they’re probably right that it will sell more CDs and downloads if you only get to hear samples. Sorry about that. But since the most obvious way to support an artist is to buy their stuff, it makes sense. I hope you don’t think I’m trying to keep something from you, because even though I’d love for you to buy it, I’d rather you hear and not buy the music than neither hear nor buy it! But watch for contests and stuff, because I’ll be giving stuff out for free as much as possible!

So I’m going to post samples that are between one and one and a half minutes long. So all the samples will be less than half of the song. I’ll probably post these samples again as Christmas Approaches, so don’t freak out if you see them showing up again in a couple months!

Anyway, enjoy!

Chas

Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

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Here’s an arrangement I wrote last year of Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  I’m introducing it again, but earlier this year.  I could create the sheet music for it in a matter of a couple weeks if there is a demand for it.  I’d even throw the simple chords on it for if you play the guitar.  The thing I like about this one is it’s really easy and fun to play.  I think It’s my favorite of my original Christmas arrangements so far.  By the way, there’s still time for me to write some Christmas arrangements before December, so if you have a favorite Christmas song, let me know and I’ll make a piano solo version or piano/flute version, depending on the piece.

For a free MP3 download of this music visit chashathaway.com

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Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

I’ve always loved the song, Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  To me it resonates the Passover cry that the Messiah might come.  I can picture the beginnings of the passover celebrations beginning, and the pleading prayer to God that the Messiah might come.

Then in the midst of those prayers, He came – quietly.  In fact His coming was so quiet that while He continued with them, their prayers and pleadings continued.  He dwelt among them, blessed them, taught them the true Gospel, fulfilled the law of Moses, yet their pleading continued.  Come Immanuel, come.

He healed them, suffered the atonement for them, and died for them.  He even rose from the dead for them, yet their pleadings continued.  Come Immanuel, come!

And for many, those prayers still continue today.

Oh Come, oh come Immanuel

Oh Come, oh come, Immanuel

I’ve always loved the song, “Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.”  To me it resonates the Passover cry that the Messiah might come.  I can picture the beginnings of the passover celebrations beginning, and the pleading prayer to God that the Messiah might come.

Then in the midst of those prayers, He came – quietly.  In fact His coming was so quiet that while He continued with them, their prayers and pleadings continued.  He dwelt among them, blessed them, taught them the true Gospel, fulfilled the law of Moses, yet their pleading continued.  Come Immanuel, come.

He healed them, suffered the atonement for them, and died for them.  He even rose from the dead for them, yet their pleadings continued.  Come Immanuel, come!

And for many, those prayers still continue today.

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Oh Come, oh come Immanuel by Chas Hathaway is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at music.willowrise.com.

Silent Night

Silent Night

Here’s an accompaniment arrangement of Silent Night with my favorite tenor flute on the melody.  As stated earlier, hymn and Christmas arrangements are free downloads.  If you have any requests, I’d gladly give your suggestion a try.

Silent Night – Accompaniment only

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Silent Night by Chas Hathaway is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at music.willowrise.com.