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Day 259: O Come O Come Emmanuel with Mom!

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After spending a few days in Atlanta with my dad’s side of the family, I came back to Knoxville for a day (I had to work) and then decided to go home to Boone for a few days to see my mom!! I haven’t been home in a really long time… I think the last time was this summer! It’s good to see my mom and go to my church :)

Speaking of church, as always, my mother wanted me to contribute some way with the service music since I was there. I didn’t think to bring my recorders, oboe, or ukulele, but she had a irish penny whistle and suggested I play that! I have my own whistle, so it came back to me quickly! Anyways, I played on several songs during the service, along with singing with the choir, but mom and I did the prelude and postlude just the two of us! This recording is of mom playing piano and myself playing penny whistle to O Come O Come Emmanuel. Today is the first Sunday of the Advent season in the Episcopal church, so it was an appropriate choice! The arrangement was made up last night by my extremely talented mother, but we she just really improvised it. It turned out great I think!

O Come O Come Emmanuel

Kind of a bad recording because we just used my mom’s iPhone. And sorry about how sharp I am… really can’t do anything about that on penny whistle! Those things aside, I think we did a pretty good job and I always love making music with my mama!

Anna Grace

Yes, I’m a couple more days late, but like I said this week is crazy… so yeah.

Anyways, since Monday was July 25, I decided to do a Christmas song because it’s Christmas in July! :mrgreen: So, I hunted around for awhile, and finally came across this arrangement for three treble voices of Silent Night. I think it’s actually a pretty good arrangement of it! So, anyways, I just recorded all three parts and that was that! For some reason lately, it’s been recording like a popping or cracking noise… I’m not really sure what that is, but just try and ignore it!

Silent Night

The highest part was really high!! At least higher than I’ve sung in awhile… so I cracked a bit. And I couldn’t take it any lower because then it would be too low for the lowest part! But oh well!

Merry (July) Christmas!!

Anna Grace