Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

listen: POP

with french horn

listen: ORC

Words: Charles Wesley
Music: Lyra Davidica
Key: C major
Time Sig: 4/4
Tempo: 118 | up tempo
Meter: with alleluias
CCLI #: 5205606
Verse: Matthew 28:6
Use this arrangement as an upbeat opener in your Easter praise set.

03.25.20: Remixed tracks, multitracks, updated vocal and instrumental parts. I've also added stereo tracks in the half step lower key of B just to take the edge off if C is a little too high.

The vocal demo is my typical praise band arrangement with electric guitars. The "FH" demo gives you an idea of what the arrangement sounds like if you added a french horn to your praise band (or played a french horn patch on your keyboard - that's why I included a C version.) The ORC demo has all instrumental parts.

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Instruments mp3s are the arrangements played one time through with just piano and instrumental parts to give you an idea of the orchestration. In the early days of hymncharts before I made vocal recordings I had created these instruments mp3s as a quick demo. Since I now create both a POP and an ORC (orchestrated) mix I no longer make instrumental mp3s for newer arrangements.
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