Midnight Mass (Netflix): medley | fingerstyle guitar
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Midnight Mass (no spoilers)

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This is a medley comprising my favorite cues from Midnight Mass (Netflix). The music is from The Newton Brothers (The Haunting of Bly Manor) whose themes are always pitch perfect when paired with masterful filmmaker, Mike Flanagan.

Midnight Mass is about the arrival of a charismatic priest who brings miracles, mysteries and renewed religious fervor to a dying fishing village. If you’re not familiar with Mike Flanagan’s work — he’s a mashup up of Stephen King, early M. Night, and Alfred Hitchcock. He graces the horror genre with strong character development and heart-filled stories.

The Newton Brothers (Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart) are prolific composers who have worked on all of Mike Flanagan’s projects to date. They create strong melody lines that quickly get acquainted with your soul. When paired with Flanagan, The Newton Brother’s music acts as an additional character in the story.

Midnight Mass is filled with traditional hymns done as layered vocal chant. The primary singers being: Andy Grush, Taylor Newton Stewart, and Mike Flanagan himself.

This medley is comprised of: Were You There (hymn), Mercy, Prayer, and Nearer My God To Thee (hymn)

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Gear used

For this piece, I’m using a Taylor GA Custom Sassafras guitar. I’m borrowing it from a friend. So far, the mid-bass range is a bit much for acoustic recording — but I’ll continue to experiment with it. You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play Midnight Mass | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

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The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 5 pages — and played straight through without repeats. Given the duration, I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players and up. Enjoy the guitar tab is available below:

This medley is comprised of:

0:00 Were You There (hymn)

1:26 Mercy

2:24 Prayer

3:04 Nearer My God To Thee (hymn)

I’ve given you the names if the chord shapes above the tablature to help you play the medley more efficiently.

Midnight Mass (Netflix): medley | fingerstyle guitar

This song is played in standard tuning.

Written by:

Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.