Again - Merry Christmas. This is a first attempt at a fully symphonic arrangement. It’s all Cubase 7.5. Hope you like it.
An intricate piece and a little bit “Stravinsky” for my taste, also wasn’t what I would call “Christmasy”
this doesn’t detract from the fact that is a good piece, I admire the skill in making this happen and wish I had it
I think this piece would be better associated with spring maybe…just my opinion though
Thanks for your input Kevin.
Interestingly, the rather dark intro is my probable reaction to the fact that the Coventry Carol was written in the mid-1500’s not about Jesus as many people might conclude, but in fact was written regarding King Herod’s killing of all of the children of 2 or younger.
I think my main thought in combining these 2 pieces was mostly their harmonic similarities and their common usage of the “Picardy” third. So in the end I wanted to evolve them from their darker original harmonic structure to a more modern harmonic and rhythmic perspective.
I don’t know if I accomplished that as the composition was force truncated due to time considerations; I started this project about 3 weeks ago, and wanted to challenge myself to see how far I could get.
I suppose none of this matters as the music should speak for itself if it’s good enough.
I have updated the ending of this thing so it makes more sense now and doesn’t sound like the rush job I put up before.