I finally finished the piece for last year's Christmas CD! Am I too late? Actually, now that the piece is finished, I'm kind of glad that I missed the deadline. This isn't exactly the warm fuzzy feeling that I equate with holiday music.
I have had the themes in my head for about four years, now. Last August I finally began to jot them down, attempting to arrange them into something, but kept getting sidetracked. So I've just been working on it a little bit at a time, and recently had a couple of weeks open to power through and finish.
I have it posted on my website www.houseofblackbirds.com.
and for those fans of direct links:
The piece is nine and a half minutes long, so thank you in advance for your attention.
The majority of the samples are GPO (yay! wind machine!), but I did use a few instruments from JABB (pic, flute, alto flute, clar, bass clar, trbn, bass trbn, tuba and single layer toms), and from EW Silver (trumpet, and some perc: timp, crotales, glock, sus and crash cym, wind chimes). I hope you enjoy this. Any comments are welcome.