Jason Kessler and ProRS

Jason Kessler and ProRS

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Rock - General | Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,357   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: 9/19/2020

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Song Description

The song begins with a World Beat feel in 6/8, featuring a xylophone part played by my son Alec (12). It then moves into a jazzy but still Earthy feel with a 4/4 drum part behind a waltz time pan flute holding the melody. For the final refrain, I was going to feature a vocal part that was supposed to feel lost in eternity, but became a chorus part, featuring my voice on triplicates of an SATB choir arrangement. The translation of the lyric is perhaps the most traditional, but not actually the one I have heard most often.

Story Behind the Song

This is my 2015 Christmas Song. It began as a concept for a World Beat arrangement of the Russian Christmas Carol known as the Carol of the Bells, but evolved to include jazz, classical and new age elements as well.

Song Length
Unique - Holiday, World - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Multiple Tempos
Lead Vocal

Subject Matter
Birthdays, Other Holidays, Other


Lyric Credits Trad.
Music Credits Trad.
Producer Credits J Kessler
Publisher Credits N/A
Performance Credits Jason Kessler feat. Alec Kessler
Label Credits KJK Music