Monday, December 14, 2015

God's Portal; 'Silent Night' 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 10;
Silent Night
The beloved Christmas Carol Classic 'Silent Night' [known in German as Stille Nacht, heilige nacht] was composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr.
Joseph was a young priest who, after writing the words to the Carol, brought them to the schoolmaster and organist Gruber to ask him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment.
The famous Carol was first performed on Christmas Eve of 1818 at St Nicholas Church in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria.
There are a number of versions; two are available below.

1. Silent night, holy night!
    All is calm, all is bright
    Round yon Virgin Mother and Child.
    Holy Infant so tender and mild,
    Sleep in heavenly peace,
    Sleep in heavenly peace.

2. Silent night, holy night!
    Shepherds first saw the light,
    Heard resounding clear and long,
    Far and near, the angel song;
    Christ the Saviour is here,   
    Christ the Saviour is here.
3. Silent night, holy night!
    Son of God, oh how bright
    Love is smiling from Thy Face!
    Peals for us the hour of grace.
    Christ our Saviour is born,
    Christ our Saviour is born.

Silent Night, Version 2
1. Silent night, holy night!
    All is calm, all is bright
    Round yon Virgin Mother and Child.
    Holy Infant so tender and mild,
    Sleep in heavenly peace,
    Sleep in heavenly peace.

2. Silent night, holy night!
    Shepherds quake at the sight,
    Glories stream from Heaven afar,
    Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
    Christ the Saviour is born,
    Christ the Saviour is born.

3. Silent night, holy night!
    Son of God, Love's pure light,
    Radiant beams from Thy Holy Face,
    With the dawn of redeeming Grace,
    Jesus, Lord, at Thy Birth,
    Jesus, Lord, at Thy Birth.

Click into the following link for 'Silent Night' music backing track

With thanks to A W and J Louw



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