Every Christmas my family wants me,.. prods me, ..demands….not sure which, to write original Christmas music; this year is no exception.
I’m writing three Christmas type pieces this year, two orchestrated, one for piano. Whether I have time to actually get them done remains to be seen. Between decorating, parties, other social events, it gets hard to just sit down and compose.
I love the Christmas season however, every Christmas I go out with a friend and we play the recorder and autoharp together. We go up and down the streets all the while bringing out very appreciative people from their homes.
I started this tradition back in 1985 in Vancouver B.C. People would show their appreciation by throwing all kinds of gifts and treats at us, including beer cans (which were full, not empty) and by the end of the serenading the music got a bit funky—dare I say almost atonal. But it was great fun.
Anyway, back to the moment; I wrote the piano piece a couple days ago and rendered it last night. I’ll be playing it at my own Christmas party this weekend, so off I go to practice.
No great endeavor here, it’s just a light fluffy piece---kind of like the snow falling outside my window at present. May it brighten your season a bit.
A Christmas Moment