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Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

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Courageous Blues

Courageous Blues, to honor everyone affected by COVID-19, my newest track, is released today.

What can I say about the past 12 months that hasn’t already been said or written about living through COVID-19 and all of the subsequent restrictions and challenges?  I can definitely say things from my own personal experience.  I can say I am more blessed than I deserve.  While many people have lost their jobs, especially those in the restaurant industry, in travel and entertainment, I have been able to stay busy with work most of the year except with a few periods where work was scarce.  But on the other hand, I have shared the hardship and loneliness of isolation and separation from family, friends and colleagues.  My daughter, who has autism and developmental disabilities, lives in a long term care facility and due to the COVID restrictions she has been almost continuously quarantined in her facility, except for a few short times, since March 2020.  I know there are countless families across the country in similar situations with loved ones more or less locked up in nursing homes and long term care facilities.

Many others have family or friends who have lost their lives to the virus and have even been denied the right to have a funeral or memorial to pay their last respects.  And the deceased have had to die isolated and alone.

And into this challenge our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers and first responders have had to rush in daily to care for the sick and dying.

It was looking back at all that we have been through as a nation that I composed this song, Courageous Blues.  I chose to make it an instrumental because words are lacking.  The melody and vibe reflect the striving, working, wondering, crying, hoping, persisting day in and day out for victory, for a better day.  It is a blues, because many of us have been blue, but as is true with the blues, we know a better day is coming and we are facing our challenges with courage.  Please download a high resolution version of Courageous Blues from my Music Store, or find it at your favorite digital distributor like Amazon, Apple Music, etc.

Courageous Blues Cover Art - Christopher J. Music

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Merry Christmas to All

Originally published 24-Dec-18

Merry Christmas everyone.  I hope you all have a good, safe and blessed holiday.  I wrote the song, “Mary’s Gift” in honor of the gift of Jesus that Mary gave to the world through her faith and trust in God.  You may Listen on Spotify or buy it from my store.

Mary's Gift CD Cover Artwork

Mary had these words to say as recorded in The Canticle of Mary, the Magnificat, from Luke 1:46-55:

My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name;
And His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.

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Deutsch/German Version – George Frideric Händel Hallelujah Chorus

Originally published 17-Apr-2017

Just because I could, I did this:

Hier sind die deutschen Texte zu meiner Aufnahme von Händels Halleluja.  Lassen Sie mich wissen, wenn Sie irgendwelche Fehler sehen.

Here are the German lyrics to my recording of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.  Full text of German and English are below.  Let me know if you see any errors.

 

German Lyrics

Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja
Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja

Denn der allmächtige Herrgott regiert
Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja
Denn der allmächtige Herrgott regiert
Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja
Denn der allmächtige Herrgott regiert
Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja

Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja
Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja
(Denn der allmächtige Herrgott regiert)
Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja

Denn der allmächtige Herrgott regiert
(Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja)
Halleluja

Das Königreich dieser Welt;
Ist geworden
Das Reich unseres Herrn,
Und von seinem Christus
Und von seinem Christus

Und er wird für immer und ewig regieren
Und er wird für immer und ewig regieren
Und er wird für immer und ewig regieren
Und er wird für immer und ewig regieren

König der Könige für immer und ewig Halleluja Halleluja
Und Herr der Herren für immer und ewig Halleluja Halleluja
König der Könige für immer und ewig Halleluja Halleluja
Und Herr der Herren für immer und ewig Halleluja Halleluja
König der Könige für immer und ewig Halleluja Halleluja
Und Herr der Herren König der Könige und Herr der Herren

Und er wird regieren
Und er wird regieren
Und er wird regieren
Er wird regieren
Und er wird für immer und ewig regieren

König der Könige für immer und ewig
Und Herr der Herren Halleluja Halleluja
Und er wird für immer und ewig regieren

König der Könige und Herr der Herren
König der Könige und Herr der Herren
Und er wird für immer und ewig regieren

Für immer und immer und immer und immer
(König der Könige und Herr der Herren)

Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja Halleluja
Halleluja

English Lyrics

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
(For the lord God omnipotent reigneth)
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
(Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah)
Hallelujah

The kingdom of this world; Is become
The kingdom of our Lord,
And of His Christ And of His Christ
And He  shall reign for ever and ever
And he shall reign

Forever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever
King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
And lord of lords forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
And lord of lords forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
And lord of lords King of kings and lord of lords
And he shall reign
And he shall reign
And he shall reign
He shall reign
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings
Forever and ever
And lord of lords hallelujah hallelujah
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings and lord of lords
King of kings and lord of lords
And he shall reign forever and ever
Forever and ever and ever and ever
(King of kings and lord of lords)
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah

 

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