Christmas songs and carols in MultiTrack and Split Track format

We know it’s early but Christmas is one of the most intense periods of the year for worship musicians. And for many this is the first Christmas in two years where we have enjoyed face-to-face services.

We’ve got an extensive collection of carols and Christmas songs available in both MultiTrack and Split Track format.

Angels from the Realms of Glory
Away In A Manger
Christmas Offering
Emmanuel
Go Tell It on the Mountain
God’s Baby
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Joy to the World
Joy to the World/Joyful Joyful Gospel Mash Up
Joyful Joyful
Little Drummer Boy
Love the Lord
Mary, Did you Know?
My Grown-Up Christmas List
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Peace Has Come
See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Silent Night
Tell the World
The First Noel
What Child is This?
You’re Beautiful

Why you need our Christmas carol chord charts

Carols are notoriously tricky for guitarists to play. So we’ve simplified our chord charts to make them playable! Of course they follow the arrangement of our MultiTracks but even if you are not using tracks you’ll still find the chord charts invaluable.

Wonderful new contemporary hymn: Confession Hymn (All Who Are Far)

When you are on the look out for an amazing, singable new worship song that you know your congregation will love AND be able to sing confidently within a couple of verses? Well we’ve found that new song for you.

Confession Hymn is written by Matt Weeks and Matt Tinsley. It features Matt Weeks with Nicki Rogers on vocals. It is a beautiful liturgical confession hymn with an uplifting, forward looking and positive lyrical outlook.

Watch the video below and you’ll find yourself humming the melody for the rest of the day (a sign of a great song). Worship Backing Band have Confession Hymn available as a downloadable MultiTrack and Split Track. It also comes with a free chord chart.

As well as being a producer, song writer and bass player for many of the best known worship leaders around the world, Matt Weeks is also the presenter of Musicademy’s Worship Bass courses. He is the session bass player of choice for many international worship leaders including Chris Tomlin, Stuart Townend, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Brenton Brown, Graham Kendrick and many others.

Nicki Rogers is one of Musicademy’s long standing vocals teachers and features on our Worship Vocals course and Band Skills course as well as teaching at Musicademy’s live training days.

Free MultiTrack – Desert Rain

Desert Rain by Chase Wagner and Ben Hardesty is from Common Hymnal. This fabulous pop based MultiTrack is full of great sounds and perfect to learn and use in a local church setting.

The MultiTrack 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.

Not one but two versions of We The Kingdom’s God So Loved

Full band and acoustic versions of this hugely popular song

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

The song is hugely popular at the moment featuring high in the CCLI charts that monitor which songs are sung in church each week.

We’ve created two versions of the song – a full band version and an acoustic version.

Listen to audio samples of each in the quick video above.

God so Loved is available as a MultiTrack and Split Track.

 

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.