Free MultiTrack – Lord Let Your Glory Fall

The free MultiTrack for September is a well known classic from Matt Redman. Lord Let Your Glory Fall is available totally free-of-charge this month only.

The song comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

Hymns MultiTrack and Split Track backing tracks

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The struggle we face when we create new backing tracks is often that those new songs are simply not known by the majority of churches, especially the smaller churches that tend to be Worship Backing Band’s main customer base. This means that it can take months or even years before sales really start to come through as the songs become more widely known.

That’s all very different with hymns where we take a well known public domain hymn and record it in a contemporary band style. The traditional hymn is still very recognisable but rather than the organ accompaniment and 4-part SATB harmony, we provide a contemporary band for the music, with some orchestral accompaniment in some songs and give them all more of a modern sound.

Our producer Shawn Thomas has done a great job with our latest releases which include a nice little twist on Come Thou Long Expected Jesus with the melody of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing in the last verse.

These are in both MultiTrack and Split Track format and each comes with a FREE simple chord chart:

Blessed Assurance
An uplifting arrangement of this timelessly classic hymn using a 12/8 time signature to keep the triple feel of the rhythm, but adding a 4/4 feel to the phrasing. Your congregation will be swaying along!

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
A unique arrangement of this triple-meter hymn starting out with the traditional melody, and then incorporating the melody of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” for the last verse. A contemporary arrangement with an orchestral feel.

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
Your congregation will enjoy the worshipful start to this spiritual gospel tune as it builds each verse into a rhythmic celebration. Start out praying and end up clapping!

I’ll Fly Away
Enjoy this southern gospel staple with a dramatic half-time first verse that leads into the hand-clapping, foot-tapping tempo of the remainder of the song.

We’d really encourage our customers from outside the US to check this hymn out if it is new to you. Very popular in the States.

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
Your congregation will enjoy this contemporary yet orchestral arrangement of this traditional hymn, and your praise band will enjoy the simplified chord progressions!

Listen to samples of the new tracks

Click the video button below to listen to 30 second audio samples of each of the new tracks.

About MultiTracks

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

About Split Tracks

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

Select your backing tracks at worshipbackingband.com or by clicking the song links above

New MultiTracks and Split Track backing tracks released

We have released six more new tracks available now from Worship Backing Band.

These are in both MultiTrack and Split Track format:

Egypt (Bethel)
Powerhouse songwriters and worship leaders Cory Asbury and Phil Wickham join together in creating this unique style of song which begins almost as a worship ballad and then kicks into double-time for the hand-clapping bridge.

God You’re So Good (Passion)
This is a beautiful extended arrangement of the well known chorus “God You’re So Good” with additional lyrics for verses and bridge. An easy to sing and powerful worship song, this will surely be a favorite for your congregation.

This is a Move (Brandon Lake)
What do you get when Gospel artist, Tasha Cobbs, and Contemporary Christian artist, Brandon Lake, get together to write a song? This incredible power-ballad! This arrange (We The Kingdom)ment is loosely based on the Brandon Lake live recording along with elements of the Gospel feel of the Tasha Cobbs recording.

Hope Has a Name (River Valley Worship)
This simple, melodic worship song takes the form of many traditional hymns with verses and choruses, making it a perfect crossover song for blended worship services and congregations.

God So Loved (We The Kingdom)
‘God So Loved’ is a great uptempo, toe-tapping praise song from the group “We The Kingdom” (known for their hit “Holy Water”). This version is based on their live/acoustic arrangement leaving lots of room for vocal harmonies.

House of the Lord (Phil Wickham)
Known for his hits “Battle Belongs” and “This is Amazing Grace,” worship leader and Christian songwriter, Phil Wickham releases this upbeat praise song with lots of room for adlibs and joyful expression.

Listen to samples of the new tracks

Click the video button below to listen to 30 second audio samples of each of the new tracks.

About MultiTracks

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

About Split Tracks

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

Select your backing tracks at worshipbackingband.com or by clicking the song links above

Free MultiTrack: Be The One

The free MultiTrack for June is a brand new track to us called Be The One by Shawn Thomas.

Be The One is based on Esther 4:14 and Joshua 1:19 encouraging us to be strong and courageous, and to answer God’s call – to be someone God can speak through and be seen and witnessed through. The arrangement has a contemporary pop-groove to it, but is very singable and congregationally friendly.

Please remember to report when you use this song in church. It is CCLI Song # 7090053.

Shawn Thomas is a Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader based in South Florida. He began his production and recording training in 1990 under Jeff Peters of Chateau Productions (Dallas/LA), and later graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BA in Music Industry and Recording Industry Management. He has been a voting member of the Grammy National Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences, and is a writer/publisher member of ASCAP and CCLI. Shawn is a Pride in the Arts Awards recipient for Producer of the Year.

Shawn is the producer behind our recent MultiTrack. releases. It’s great to also be able to include another of his own songs in our repertoire.

The song comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

The song also comes with a free simple chord chart.

Using Worship Backing Band for online services? Do you have CCLI’s Streaming Plus License?

You now need the CCLI Streaming Plus Licence to use our backing tracks for online services

With the explosion of online services in the last year, CCLI has introduced a new licence, the Streaming Plus licence to cover MultiTracks and Split Tracks. It’s an enhancement of the previous Streaming licence.

If you are using Worship Backing Band MultiTracks or Split Tracks for online services (or have done so over the last year) please do ask your church CCLI administrator to check that your church has the Streaming Plus licence.

This is a different licence to the Streaming licence that was in place the last time we reported on this in 2020.

This is a helpful guide to reporting, see also the video below. You’ll find all our MultiTracks and Split Tracks listed in the CCLI catalogue under the name Worship Backing Band.

We also ask you to provide a clickable link on your website (it doesn’t need to be anywhere prominent) to www.worshipbackingband.com in order to credit us for the tracks.

Using Worship Backing Band for Livestreaming Songs [Update]

You now need the CCLI Streaming Plus Licence to use our backing tracks for online services

With the explosion of online services in the last year, CCLI has introduced a new licence, the Streaming Plus licence to cover MultiTracks and Split Tracks. It’s an enhancement of the previous Streaming licence.

Please do ask your church CCLI administrator to check that your church has the Streaming Plus licence. This is a different licence to the Streaming licence that was in place the last time we reported on this in 2020.

This is a helpful guide to reporting, see also the video below. You’ll find all our MultiTracks and Split Tracks listed in the CCLI catalogue under the name Worship Backing Band. If you would like our unique ISRC codes for our song list please let us know.

As before we also ask you to provide a clickable link on your website (it doesn’t need to be anywhere prominent) to www.worshipbackingband.com in order to credit us for the tracks.

Using Split Tracks

Our Split Tracks whether individual download or our compilation DVDs are perfect for use in your livestreams.

Split Tracks are low cost MP4 backing tracks that come with onscreen words as well as music and vocals (most backing track providers do not include vocals which is a bit of a struggle when you are trying to lead online worship with them!)

You will therefore not need to use Easy Worship or some other method of sharing the song words when you are using Split Tracks.

All you do is load the computer that is hosting the service with the songs you want to do (you can use iTunes, VLC or any other free media player), share the screen in your streaming software (eg Zoom) and then hit play. Your song will start and your online congregation can sing along (it’s best if they are muted as none of the online platforms really cope very well with everyone singing or speaking at the same time).

You can even embed Split Tracks into Powerpoint (just Google how to embed an MP4).

Do ensure that the settings on your broadcasting platform (Zoom or similar) are set to share the computer’s audio.

Use of our tracks in real life

For use live in church you simply need a standard Church Copyright License from CCLI and you report the song use just as you would with a live band.

 

Free MultiTrack: Matt Redman’s Beautiful News

May’s free track is Matt Redman’s Beautiful News.

The song comes with the WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton or GarageBand, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player.

Unless you are confident with using a DAW such as Ableton or ProTools, you will need a copy of Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

New Backing Track: House of the Lord (Phil Wickham)

Worship leader and song writer Phil Wickham is well known for “Battle Belongs” and “This is Amazing Grace“. His latest release is the fantastic upbeat praise song House of the Lord, co-written with Jonathan Smith.

Our Worship Backing Band arrangement is nice and congregational but creates lots of room for optional adlibs and joyful expression. Listen to a 30 second sample in the video above and Phil Wickham’s original below.

House of the Lord is released today as a MultiTrack and Split Track.

Listen to a 30 second audio sample of our backing track in the video below:

Buy the MultiTrack or Split Track for House of the Lord from Worship Backing Band

Below is the official Phil Wickham House of the Lord video:

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

Using Stem Tracks and MultiTracks in Worship: An Independent Guide by a Worship Leader

Despite having a worship band and being a talented multi-instrumentalist himself, Florida-based worship leader Shawn Thomas has been using MultiTracks in the services he leads for the last five years.

When talking to musicians in other churches Shawn realised that there was a lot of confusion and misinformation about MultiTracks. He created this video which does a great job in explaining how MultiTracks work and how he uses them in his church. And this was NOT a paid endorsement!

He blows the myth that they are only for high-tech people, and also that they are something that only big churches use.

He explains that MultiTracks are a far cry from the ‘canned’ music you might think them to be and goes into detail about how you can easily use them to keep a truly live feel to your worship – keeping a song going by repeating a chorus or play a section with instruments only while you lead a time of prayer.

Shawn also talks about why he chooses to use Worship Backing Band rather than the other MultiTrack providers. And no, we have not paid him to create this video!

New backing track: God So Loved (We The Kingdom)

New release: acoustic arrangement of We The Kingdom’s God So Loved

God So Loved is a great up-tempo, toe-tapping praise song from the group ‘We The Kingdom’ known for their hit ‘Holy Water’.

When we heard their fantastic live/acoustic arrangement we knew this was a track we needed to get into our repertoire quickly. The song is hugely popular at the moment featuring high in the CCLI charts for use in church.

Listen to our audio sample of the song below.

We have emulated We The Kingdom’s own acoustic feel in our Worship Backing Band arrangement in order to leave lots of room for vocal harmonies. Of course if that’s something you struggle with in your church then you can leave our vocal and backing vocal stems in the mix. Worship Backing Band are the only mainstream backing track provider to include vocals – something we know is essential for many small churches with missing musicians.

God So Loved is available in MultiTrack and Split Track formats.

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.