Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,213   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: 12/7/2019
   Sounds Like: Josh Groban, Michael Buble

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Song Description

The beloved melody, Finlandia, by Jean Sibelius is paired with a Christmas Eve lyric written especially to flow with the gorgeous tune. Producer Stephan Oberhoff, known for his mastery of Brazilian beats and harmonies, gives the song a bossa nova vibe and sumptupus instrumentals. There is stunning guitar work here and emotional yet soothing vocals.

Story Behind the Song

I have always loved the beautiul melody of Jean Sibelius's Finlandia, first published in 1899. I wrote a Christmas lyric, which is a prayer for Christmas Eve, and approached producer Stephan Oberhoff to add the Brazilian flavors he has become known for through his band Heartbeat Brazil. The rich harmonies and intricate rhythms dancing around the reverent melody is a perfect fit.

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Finlandia Brasileira
We come to thee in awe and adoration
For on this eve our savior has been born
Through darkest hour we've suffered tribulation
But, now, through grace we meet a brilliant morn
With Candles gleaming, Lord, we are reminded
You are the light which shines away the dark
Restoring sight to those who have been blinded
Restoring hope and joy to every heart
Oh Lord, we feel your angels all around us
And with our spirit we can hear them sing
For we were lost, but through your son, you found us
So we rejoice the angels echoing
Oh Lord, we pray the warmth we feel this evening
Will keep away the cold the winter brings
We pray the gifts your children are receiving
Will glorify the love from which they spring
And that by tending to a world that's grieving
We can give back a loving offering
Please accept from us this loving gift we bring

Song Length
Unique - Holiday, Unique - Holiday
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Tranquil, Blissful

Subject Matter
Spirituality, Prayer

Similar Artists
Michael Buble, Joao Gilberto
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Johnny Schaefer
Music Credits Jean Sibelius (Public Domian)
Producer Credits Stephan Oberhoff
Publisher Credits Audictory Verve Music, ASCAP
Performance Credits Johnny Schaefer
Label Credits Auditory Verve Music (dist. by CD Baby)