It's been a few months since I made the time to do any sequencing. Just been busy with other projects. Well, I've been wanting to GPOize and JABBize this one piece that I wrote in 2002. So I did. It is a piece written for a couple of winter holiday videos that I made as presents that year. (These two different videos using the same music were for two different "audiences".)
It's a simple melody with a simple chord progression in a simple song-like form structure (AABAish). Nothing fancy. Nothing shmancy. Just nice. It was composed with friends and family in mind for a holiday season. I listen to it many times just to relax and reminence. I'm a very sentimental person, I guess, who enjoys thinking about past pleasant memories. This "song" does this for me.
It's all 100% Garritan with GPO and JABB. I cheated a little bit with the Tubular Bell sounds and extended its range using the Kontakt program. When I wrote the music, I used a jazz cheat-sheet "style" of writing: melody with chord progression written above. The original 2002 "orchestration" was sequenced off the top of my head. Nothing was planned or written down except for the cheat sheet. (I did this before I grew interest in actually learning how to properly orchestrate, which I'm still learning how to do. ) When I re-sequenced it using GPO and JABB, I kept faithful to the 2002 "orchestration"/arrangment. I did fine-tune the harp part, though.
I hope the music puts you in a "happy place". That is the sole intention of the piece.
Holiday Mindset - GPO-JABB Version
Here's a WMV file of one of the videos using the original version of the music. Warning, you might need to lower the volume to your speakers. I was experimenting with compression and kind of over did it. Oops. The more interesting part of the video is towards the end. You'll meet "Bob" and "he" still makes me giggle.
2002 Holiday Video for Allnurses.com
Happy composing folks.
Warm regards to you all. . .