Topic: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Another Musical Advent Calendar!

Last year, partially on whim, partially as a joke, I decided to challenge myself to record 24 covers of a Christmas tune - one every day, and each one in a different musical style. I really enjoyed the challenge, and have decided to continue it this year.

While last year I did Carol of the Bells, this year I decided on something different. It wouldn't be a challenge otherwise. mini/tongue One of my favorite Christmas songs is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. So I decided that this year, it would be my tune of choice.

So, without further ado, I present for your listening pleasure - 24 covers of the traditional Christmas classic, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, for the 24 days until Christmas! Let's hope we can still all enjoy this song afterwards. mini/tongue

Just click on the images to be taken to each cover! (Youtube) Every cover will be uploaded around 10:00-10:30 pm EST.

To start us off, here's a bonus little gift for you all: An unreleased cover from last year. One of the many styles I wanted to do was Metal/Djent, but didn't really like how it was turning out - and scrapped it. Now, you can hear it (with a slightly tweaked mix) in it's full glory - The Carol of the Bells that never was.

1. https://i.imgur.com/GemMvrx.png

2. https://i.imgur.com/SJ3loCY.png

3. https://i.imgur.com/o4jrfOB.png

4. https://i.imgur.com/4m0AS01.png

5. https://i.imgur.com/aDzTOaz.png

6. https://i.imgur.com/aJKSWSI.png

7. https://i.imgur.com/smwqM6q.png

8. https://i.imgur.com/fuglDKq.png

9. https://i.imgur.com/o9zboKi.png

10. https://i.imgur.com/sDw2QnJ.png

11. https://i.imgur.com/28NxXaC.png

12. https://i.imgur.com/7RUoiyN.png

13. https://i.imgur.com/Ug80U78.png

14. https://i.imgur.com/A6RLWrs.png

15. https://i.imgur.com/CLXe8Te.png

16. https://i.imgur.com/8rh2pVV.png

17. https://i.imgur.com/8XfCqtB.png

18. https://i.imgur.com/GINTDPC.png

19. https://i.imgur.com/1wJj1b5.png

20. https://i.imgur.com/WrLJRg2.png

21. https://i.imgur.com/jPqwOYx.png

22. https://i.imgur.com/exdolwF.png

23. https://i.imgur.com/OJyZjZ4.png

24. https://i.imgur.com/2QerlEf.png

Last edited by Dyland (December 24, 2018 (08:45pm))

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Re: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Another Musical Advent Calendar!

Glad to see the return of this tradition. I'll be leaving this tab open in my browser for the next few weeks!

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Re: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Another Musical Advent Calendar!

Sorry for the delay tonight. The video uploaded on schedule, however, I was a bit occupied, and neglected to update BiM & Twitter with the links.

Shouldn't happen again.If it does, feel free to bug me about it.

Knock on wood - I've kept a streak of being late every night since mini/tongue Hopefully I can change that over the next few nights.

Last edited by Dyland (December 10, 2018 (08:28pm))

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Re: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Another Musical Advent Calendar!

BTW, for those interested, EastWestQuantumLeap is having their annual Holiday super sale right now. Loads of high quality libraries for up to 60% off!

Admittedly, that's how I've gotten my hands on a lot of their stuff. mini/tongue Symphonic Orchestra Silver, for example, is normally $265, but is now just $106. Easy way to get a really nice, high end, full sampled orchestra for a steal.

Just thought I'd mention, as I know that many of you who follow along with these Musical Advent Calendars have composed for their own projects, and it's always nice to get your hands on more instruments. mini/lol

I doubt I'll get any this year (really satisfied after getting Symphonic earlier this year...), but, there's always next year!

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Re: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Another Musical Advent Calendar!

Hoo... I wish I had a hundred dollars!
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HOT DOG!

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Re: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Another Musical Advent Calendar!

mini/wink

Two covers tonight, and then the finale tomorrow.

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Re: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Another Musical Advent Calendar!

Can't wait!

Your work has been continually impressive this year! You've taken one of my favorite Christmas songs and given it a unique and fun twist each and every single day.  It's a testament to your own growing skills and experience and a great way to stretch yourself out of the box.  If I had a film ready that needed some amazing music, I'd totally bring it to you.

Thanks for the extra Christmas cheer!