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It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

by Elegant Simplicity



Another year, another Christmas single! This time it is the venerable It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. This was an interesting one to do on account of it being the same thing all the way through, which does not help keep the attention span. So, for this song, I used the main melody of the verses played against a composed harmony and then, for the 'chorus', I played the official melody in unison with a Moog.

For the solo section, I simply improvised a few bars of lead guitar and then composed another new melody for more unison stuff, then ended with the main chorus and a quick verse to finish. It then fades out with a lovely Mellotron, Moog and strings thing.

Altogether, it turned out quite nice and certainly works with the other Christmas songs I have recorded.


released December 3, 2021
Steven McCabe - Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Art
Recorded at Propinquity Studios, UK, November 2021
Mixed and mastered November 2021
Produced and engineered by Steven McCabe


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ELEGANT SIMPLICITY is a Rock Band from the UK. That is all you need to know.

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