I got inspired by JerryW's beautiful string piece and was inclined to offer this new work. I had'nt written only for strings in Finale 07 and GPO so I tried my hand at the beautiful string sounds that Garritan has offered and came up with this little Christmas String offering to set the mood for a Christmas pageant.
I am humbled by JerryW's talent . I just want to thank him for the inspiration.
Thanks guys for the comments. With the sounds Gary has offered, a whole new vista of writting and arranging becomes available. This melody is an original and it took so little time to orchestrate with the wonderful string sounds. I even picked up my violin and played along (thought I was in a real orchestra.)
Great solo writing in this, William, and fine
handling of the string orchestra. I appreciate
the attention paid to differing textures and
the mix of pizzicato, tremolo, and bowed work
-- writing for string orchestra often suffers
the ear by unrelieved color; but this thought-
fully contrastive approach creates an enduring
landscape of interest for the ear.