The next piece for the Lockdown Choir is
‘For the beauty of the earth’

You can see the finished versions of our previous pieces here

To join in this time, you need to
play the backing track
(on an ear‑piece if you have one)
and record yourself singing along

This hymn has a descant for the final verse
Melody lines are very welcome throughout
Alto, Tenor and Bass parts are also very welcome
but please sing the melody for the final verse
If you can manage the descant
please sing that for the final verse

You are welcome to record more than one part if you wish

Click here for the backing track

There are notes below on how to make your recording and how to send it in

Please send in recordings by the end of Thursday 1 October, so that we have time to mix everything before Sunday

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the Love which from our birth
Over and around us lies:
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light:
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above;
Pleasures pure and undefiled:
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect Gift of Thine
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and Divine,
Flowers of earth, and buds of Heaven:
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For Thy Church which evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her Pure Sacrifice of Love:
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.





How to record yourself on a smartphone or tablet
On a smartphone or tablet, the usual Camera function will include a video‑recording option.
You might be able to play the backing track, and video‑record yourself, on the same device at the same time.
Alternatively, you can play the backing track on one device (a phone, tablet, or computer), while video‑recording yourself on another device.


How to record yourself on Zoom on a Laptop
1. On the laptop, go to www.zoom.us and follow the instructions to install the Zoom software. It is designed for having face‑to‑face meetings over the internet, but it is also a really easy way to make a video recording.
2. Start up the Zoom program. The first time you do this, you have to register with an email address and password (it asks for your work email, but any will do). Now press the big orange button - “New Meeting” - and then “Join with Computer Audio” (as opposed to using a phone). You are now in a Zoom meeting room - on your own!
3. Get the image on the screen how you want it.
4. Click “Record” (down at the bottom of the screen). Do whatever it is you want to record. Click “Stop Recording”. Click “End Meeting” / “End Meeting for All”. Zoom will now save your recording, then take you to the place on your computer where it has saved the recording. Practice as much as you like. Once you have the recording that you want, send it in by email or using WeTransfer.com.


How to send in your finished recording
You can send the result to my WhatsApp 07712 47700
or to any of these three email addresses
michael.hampson.mobile@googlemail.com
vicar@these4parishes.co.uk
mh@ssra.uk
If the file is too large to send by normal email
you can send it by WeTransfer.com


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