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Ricky Fitzpatrick: Music

What Child Is This

(Ricky Fitzpatrick)
August 19, 2010
Public Domain. All rights reserved. Arrangement by Ricky Fitzpatrick. Copyright 2010, Ricky Fitzpatrick Music and F2 Records

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I love recording Christmas songs...either during the Holidays or not. It doesn't really matter to me.

This will be the first single from the new Holiday CD for this year, "Acoustically Christmas". So I hope everyone enjoys it and will want to share it with all their loved ones this Holiday season.

As usual, this is me on the acoustic guitar. Lots of layers. Probably about 4 guitar tracks in all. The "choir" in the background is me too, in case you're wondering. (Yes, some of those high notes were at the VERY tip-top end of my range!) But it came out very nicely...I'm happy.

"What Child Is This" has always been one of my favorite Holiday songs. It's so melodic and reverent. And the message within the song is absolutely timeless...which probably explains its ability to endure for so many years. My favorite verse is the last one...it feels like the gloves are off and all the excuses are gone. The Christmas story is about to make itself alive, and the joy of that is just sparkling out of those lyrics. At least, it feels that way to me. :)

My prayer is that God will annoint your listening of this rendition of a clearly inspired piece of music. I would say, He blessed us once, with the gift of this song, generations ago...and now I pray He blesses us again, with this new arrangement.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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To order the physical CD ($12), you can go to our Paypal page and place your order securely there.

For all downloads, there are many choices. All major digital downloads sites (iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc) will have Acoustically Christmas. And some of their banners are below...just click on your favorite to go there.

Thank you and have a blessed day!

Ricky

Ricky Fitzpatrick: Acoustically Christmas

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What Child Is This

Quotes & Comments

 

“Thank you so much for letting me listen. I always enjoy and get such a spiritual uplifting from your songs. This song is just as wonderful your others.” – ShoutOut!

 

I love the music but I really love your voice.” – ShoutOut!

 

This is one of my favourite songs sung by one of my favourite singers from the United States.” – ShoutOut! from Canada

 

“I really enjoyed listeing to your recording of What Child is This. You can tell that you have put a lot of feelings and emotions into it. I know everyone that hears this will be anxiously awaiting your Christmas CD!” – ShoutOut!

 

“This sounded AWESOME!” – ShoutOut!

 

I love it…and your incredible voice.  I don’t know much about music, chords, harmony, etc. but I think it’s THUMBS UP!  WOW you are so talented!!!” – ShoutOut!

 

I can totally picture this blasting through the house while doing all my Christmas things, trimming the tree and baking and wrapping the gifts and everything else that comes with the Christmas season.” – ShoutOut!

 

“It's hard to believe that the backing is all you. Seriously, you've outdone yourself. This is beautiful!” – ShoutOut!

 

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What Child Is This

What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap, is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,
Come peasant king to own Him,
The King of kings, salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise the song on high,
The Virgin sings her lullaby:
Joy, joy, for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!