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Topic: A Christmas song for the forum

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    Senior Member bigears's Avatar
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    A Christmas song for the forum

    This is my attempt at rendering an old hymn using the GASP and the Gofriller, played into Sonar and then edited. The song dates from 1871, when the music was composed by Sir John Goss to words that were written in 1851 by Edward Casnall.

    "See amid the winter's snow,
    Born for us on earth below,
    See the tender Lamb appears,
    Promised from eternal years."

    I tried to capture an arrangement I remembered of this song with the piano and cello. I hope this is enjoyed, and I'd like to wish everyone here a joyful Christmas! John


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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum

    Wow that was really eloquently played bigears. Well done.
    Very nice blend between the 2 instruments and the dynamics were very smooth.

    I really enjoyed that piece. Thank you for the listen.


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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum

    And a Merry Christmas to you, John. Elegance in simplicity. Simply beautiful. Thanks.
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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum

    I haven't heard this old hymn in quite a few years. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful arrangement of it. That is some sweet tender cello and piano playing.
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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum


    That's a really beautiful piece! I have never heard it before.

    I enjoyed your playing and arrangement.

    That cello is so wonderful... I need it too... can I borrow it from you...? lol

    Thanks for a very enjoyable listen,


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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum

    I really-really liked it right from the start, beautifully composed and produced.. I can't say one bad thing about it, good work and merry christmas to you as well!
    'Music is like this pure thing that exists for its own sake, just to make something perfect..' ~ Ephram Brown

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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum

    Merry Christmas, John!

    Thank you for this truly beautiful rendition... just lovely;
    very well done in all regards.

    I hope you'll consider submitting this for next year's
    Christmas CD!

    All the best,

    David Sosnowski

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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum


    Merry Christmas to you also. Really enjoyed the
    wonderful sound you have created with the
    new Steinway and the Gofriller. I've had my Gofriller
    now for a year, but haven't done much with it. I
    always get so bogged down with arranging other people's
    music that I don't have time for my own........mostly.

    A really wonderful Christmas song and elegantly played.

    BRAVO, John

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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum

    This is awesome.

    Thanks for posting this
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    Re: A Christmas song for the forum

    That was very nice. It was played with great feeling and reverence.


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