Music from Christmas Eve

Music from Christmas Eve

We thought we’d like to post a bit of audio from our Christmas Eve liturgy, just to give you an extra reason to keep your hearts and minds in this space during the full Twelve Days of Christmas. The music was led by Alana Levandoski, ably assisted by Charles Garinger on bass and vocals, Andrew Colman on trumpet, and Larry Campbell on vocals and percussion.

First up is an original song by Alana, offered up as one of three songs during communion. In the background you can hear the creaking of the floorboards as people made their way to the front of the church to join our communion circle.

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We stood watch
Just like any other night
Counting sheep, trying to stay upright
Shuffling our feet
We heard the beat, of an angel’s wing
Of an angel’s wing
And above we saw the strangest thing
The light all around began to sing
Glory, glory, glory

 

We left the fields
Moved by the angel’s song
Even the sheep, seemed to sing along
We ran like drunken poets
Looking for their muse, to the beat
Of angel’s wings
And below we saw the strangest thing
And all at once our hearts knew what to sing
Glory, glory, glory
(words and music ©Alana Levandoski)

 

Our final song for the evening was “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” a Christmas song gifted to the wider church from the African-American slave church tradition. It was a great way to make the transition from the formal liturgy into a time of shared food and drink (it is a feast, after all…), as it challenged us to remember that ultimately – and in whatever ways we can – we are to actually tell this story of ours.

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