Christmas Carols

An electronic orchestration of The First Noel

Knowing Christmas was coming, the time when I annually reach inward to give birth to a new rendition of a holiday tune, I first bought a couple of interesting synths for inspiration. One was Straylight by Native Instruments, a sample-based granular synthesizer. I’m a sucker for the X-Y modulation matrix. The other is Trailer expressions…

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Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas

As I’ve done over the past several years, I created a unique version of a Christmas Carol. This year I chose “Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas”. I only go through the form of the tune one time but I vary the feel and treatment of each of the four sections. I enjoy experimenting with…

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

It’s Christmas Time and time again for a new carol featuring alto trombone. The year, I created an arrangement of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. You can listen to it here:       If you sign up to receive my free monthly music feed, you’ll hear musical ideas like this. Go to the home…

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