The plan: to create a consistent collection of well known public domain hymns, including, for each song:
Lyrics, in case you want to work with hand-outs
Music score, in case you have one or more musicians
A matching backing track, to lead the song if you have no (or not enough) musicians
A matching backing track with matching vocals
These resources are not made quickly or easily. There are many, many hours that go into each song. Each singer records alone, and each vocal track is edited so it fits the music, resulting in a performance that is on-key and nicely aligned – perfect for a group to sing along. Plus I had to invest about 1,500AUD in equipment and software in order to create the vocal tracks to this standard.
COST TO YOU: FREE
If you are blessed financially and see it as a good thing, I would greatly appreciate donations towards this project. But only if your financial positions allows it.With or without a donation, I pray that these resources will be a blessing somewhere in your ministry reach.
The PDF file of lyrics for all the songs we currently hope to include
The PDF file of music score for all the songs we currently hope to include
The PDF file of chord sheets for guitarists, for all the songs we hope to include
MP3 backing tracks with and without vocals for 13 well known Christmas Carols
MP3 backing tracks with and without vocals for 9 well known Easter hymns (added v2.0)
Instrumentation is a higher quality than most of what you will find elsewhere on this website. I’m employing newer methods and loving the results.
The backing tracks in this collection are done primarily with piano, guitar, drums and sometimes strings. I do not produce digital organ music. Digital music needs to help you keep together, and especially the drums in these mixes help to do that.
If you find these music resources helpful, please let me know through the contact us facility on this website. Also please consider the donation to the right.
In v2.0, 9 well known Easter hymn backing tracks and vocals have been added.
In v1.5 there have been lots of minor corrections, mainly to fix lyrics differences between files. Feel free to download again, and overwrite what you previously downloaded. If you find any mistakes, please report them through this site’s “contact us” page on the main menu.