Monday, December 14, 2015

God's Portal - 'The First Nowell' FREE MUSIC BACKING TRACK

Many priests, pastors, and worshipping communities find themselves unable to enjoy a sung Mass or worship service due to any or all of the following factors;

  • No church
  • No money to build a church
  • No organ
  • No piano
  • No musical instruments
  • No money to purchase musical instruments
  • No organist
  • No pianist
  • No musicians

In answer to the requests, we have founded 'God's Portal', which will make free musical backing soundtracks available.


  1. Download the MP3 tracks [or tracks] you wish to use.
  2. Each track is of music which is in the public domain, all being over a hundred years old.
  3. Use the different musical backings in your church/worship services/ public event to enable congregation/ worshippers to enjoy singing with backing.
  4. The usual format is to choose four songs for a Mass or worship Service.
  5. These are used in the following way;

  • First track or piece of music as an Entrance song [at the beginning of the Mass or Worship Service].
  • Second track or piece of music at the Offertory [at a point in the Mass or Worship Service where prayer is offered, and congregants conduct the Offertory according to their usual protocol]
  • Third track or piece of music after Communion.
  • Fourth track or piece of music at the Recessional [end of the Mass or worship Service.]

Feel free to use these tracks for any worthy purpose.

Artist; Catherine Nicolette Whittle
[50 years experience in music, 40 years experience as church organist and musician.]
Media for this track; Church Organ and Concert Piano
Recording Artist; Jan Louw
Studio; A to Z Music 
Artwork Design; A W

Music Piece 11;
'The FIrst Nowell' is a traditional English classic carol. It is also known as
'The First Noel' or 'The First Noël'.
'Noel' is an early modern English synonym of 'Christmas'.
The carol is of Cornish origin, and was first published in Carols Ancient and Modern in 1823, edited by William Sandys.

Lyrics 'The First Nowell'

1. The first Nowell, the Angel did say,
    Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
    In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
    On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
    Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
    Born is the King of Israel!

2. They looked up and saw a star,
    Shining in the East, beyond them far,
    And to the earth it gave great light,
    And so it continued both day and night.
    Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
    Born is the King of Israel!
3. And by the light of that same star,
    Three wise men came from country far,
    To seek for a King was their intent,
    And to follow the star wherever it went.
    Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
    Born is the King of Israel!
4. This star drew nigh to the north-west,
    Over Bethlehem it took its rest,
    And there it did both stop and stay,
    Right over the place where Jesus lay.
    Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
    Born is the King of Israel!

5. They entered in these wise men three,
     Full reverently upon the knee,
     And offered there in His Presence,
     Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
     Born is the King of Israel!

6. Then let us all with one accord,
    Sing praises to our Heavenly Lord,
    Who hath made heaven and earth of nought,
    And with His Blood mankind hath bought.
    Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
    Born is the King of Israel.

Click into the following link for 'The First Nowell' music track

With thanks to J Louw and A W


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