Song of the Week: O Holy Night by Studio 60 New Orleans Band

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It’s don’t know how many times I’ve shared this one now, but it’s always worth sharing. Add a some soft, luscious, New Orleans jazz brass ensemble to your Christmas collection this season.O Holy Night is still my favorite Christmas carol of all time, and these guys (who appeared on an episode of Studio 60 back in the day) released this song for free. It features Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews and is wonderful. So wonderful I need to include the lyrics:

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

 

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

 

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

Merry Christmas and Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Week: O Holy Night by Studio 60 New Orleans Band

  1. SimplyDave says:

    You’ve got great taste. I was searching for the “best” version of “Oh Holy Night” when I came upon another blog that mentioned the Studio 60/Trombone Shorty’s version. The blogger mentioned that the song made him cry. I’m thinking, “An instrumental version of a Christmas carol that was good enough to make a grown man cry? I’ve got to hear it.” More google searching led me to the beemp3 site where it is being hosted – still after 6 years… Long story, short…I have found what I was looking for and I can thank both the blogger for leading me to it and Troy Andrews for being inspired. And yes, I have to admit, by the end of the song, me and the blogger had something else in common – wet eyes.

  2. Aaron Dyer says:

    Since the episode aired I have kept this recording close at hand. I’m listening to it NOW (August) and it never gets old. Thank you, Trombone Shorty! This is one of the very best in my collection.

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