Here's something I did for the Garritan Christmas CD.
It was a last-minute (almost literally) decision. I HAD been working on a grandiose arrangment of another carol, but towards deadline time, I just did NOT like the direction I was taking it, so on the eve of the deadline date, as I was getting out of the shower and getting ready for work, I realized I would never get finished on time, and that I had better do something different.
I decided to go with a more simple, but probably more appropriate choice. And I also wanted to do something a little less known.
I did this all before the deadline was in effect less than 24 hours later.
It is a german carol called O Jesulein Süss! O Jesulein Mild! (O Sweet Little Jesus! O Mild Little Jesus!)
I'm sure Bach would have approve your treatment of his choral and harmonization.
Actually Falcon, I am sure he's rolling over in his grave.
There have been a LOT of settings to this melody. Before and after Bach's time. But the setting by the "Meister der Harmonie" is by far the best.
My setting is loosely based on his chord progressions. (which he never did actually write all out - but did a figured bass harmmonization for the melody). Others have fleshed out that figured bass harmonization and many of them have been standardized since. If he did ever use it as a chorale or similar, I am not aware of it.
I used his figured bass and used a lot of the "standardized" alto part for the inner moving parts as a basis for my arrangement.
But, as with any arrangement I undertake, I endlessly have tweaked and fiddled with it. (pardon the pun) - so this is kind of an amalgam of Bach's and my own treatment of the melody.
I used Strad 2.0 and the rest is all GPO
I wrote it in Finale, and then imported it into Tracktion and edited it, and then rendered it. DpDan added Altiverb to it.
Thank you all whom have commented thus far. This means a lot to me.
MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz 4GB Ram OSX 10.5.8
Korg TritonLe & MAudio Oxygen 8
T3, Logic 9, DP7, K2, GPO4, Strad, Gofriller, C&MB, Finale 2010