Stock Music track: Hark the Herald Angels Sing (J Swanson)

A nice and jazzy version of Hark the Herald Angels Sing, available both as a Vocal jazz version and an Instrumental jazz version. Traditional jazz trio, all live recording. The Instrumental version is great as background music for lounges, bars, lobbies etc.

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Track details

Track ID number: 15003
Genres: Vocal Christian / Religious / Spiritual music -- Jazz: General & faster jazz -- Christmas: Traditional Christmas Music
Moods/Emotions: Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Homey / Cozy / Wholesome -- Classy / Elegant / Exclusive
Suggested Production Types: Christmas / Holiday -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 100
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: John Swanson (BMI - CAE#: 00545496814)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Lyrics: Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconcile.
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies;
With the angelic host proclaim
'Christ is born in Bethlehem'
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.

Christ by highest heaven adored
Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail, the incarnate deity,
Pleased as Man with to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the suns of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Risen with healing in his wings
Light and life to all he brings
Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Hail, the heaven-born Prince of peace!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.
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About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.