The Newborn King

by Anthony & Irene Chapman

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This December, we are so excited to share with you two Christmas songs in two versions, one English and one multilingual. Our multicultural setting in Israel inspired us to re-think two classic carols that we love. We also brought some of our friends along to join in the fun :)

An upbeat "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" morphs into Middle Eastern rhythms in the third verse, and the English-Hebrew version features Or Alon.

"Silent Night" is jazzy yet effortless, featuring Rasha & Rani Saba in the English-Hebrew-Arabic version.

We pray you will have a wonderful holiday season as we celebrate together the birth of the Messiah!
Peace and Love,
Anthony & Irene

Beer Sheva, Israel
December 2015

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released December 7, 2015

Produced by Anthony Chapman with Miki Avioz
Recorded and Mixed at M.A.R.S by Miki Avioz
Mastered at Bardo Studios by Erez Caspi
Front Cover Design by Nathaniel Bass

Special thanks to Miki Avioz, Benny Devora, Or Alon, Rasha & Rani, Bill & Lisa Pratt, Rob Szydlo, Patrick & Miranda, Evan Bass, Erez Caspi, Andy Rave, Dany Yasno, Daniel Yehezkeli, Uzi Katz, Hudi & Sonya, Elie Smadja, Nathaniel Bass, Shamir Yona at BGU, Rich & Paula, Howard & Randi, Chanoch, Ruth, Luke, Titus & Silja, Justin, Ayala, Danny, Deborah, Angelena, Ricky, Judy, Carl, Joe Paskewich, Wayne Hilsden, Victor, Eduardo & Lorena, and to all of you who make our music possible. Merry Christmas to you all!!

And a big extra special thank you to our wonderful kids, who behaved so well at the studio and listened to the songs an endless number of times!

English and Arabic lyrics are in the public domain.
Hebrew Lyrics used by permission www.kerenahvah.org
Arrangements copyright 2015 Anthony Chapman. All rights reserved.

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Originally from New England, but now hailing from Southern Israel, Anthony & Irene Chapman tell real-life stories through heartfelt songwriting that reflects their multifaceted background. Their compelling and unique blend of world music defies borders and connects with diverse audiences worldwide. ... more

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Track Name: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ by highest heaven adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Track Name: Silent Night
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Track Name: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing feat. Or Alon
Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ by highest heaven adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

שְׁמַע אֶת קוֹל צְבָא הַשְׂרָפִים
הֵם עַל לֵדָתוֹ שָׁרִים
בֵּן נִתַּן, נוֹלַד הַיוֹם
אֵל גִּבּוֹר וְשַׂר שָׁלוֹם
הוּא נוֹלַד לָתֵת חַיִּים
לְהוֹשִׁיעַ חַלָּשִׁים
בָּא מָשִׁיחַ, כֵּן אָתָא
אֶל בֵּית-לֶחֶם אֶפְרָתָה
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Track Name: Silent Night feat. Rasha & Rani Saba
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

לֵיל רָזִים, לֵיל סוֹדוֹת
הָרוֹעִים בַשָּׂדוֹת
אֶת מַלְאַך אֲדֹנָי רָאוּ
וּבְשׂוֹרָה מִפִּיו שָׁמְעוּ
הַמָּשִׁיחַ נוֹלַד
הַמָּשִׁיחַ נוֹלַד

[Hebrew translation:]
Night of mysteries, night of secrets
The shepherds in the fields
Saw an angel of the Lord
And heard the good news from his mouth
The Messiah is born
The Messiah is born

لــيلـة ذكـــرها
خــالد وعــظــيــم
إذ تجلت للورى
نعمة الرب الكريم
في محيا الهادي
مــفتــدي الآثــيـم

[Arabic translation:]
The memory of the night
Everlasting and great
When the grace of the noble Lord
Appeared to humankind
The redemption of sinners (is reflected)
In his gentle face