Okay, I know this is one that is probably overdone, especially near Christmas time. However, I wanted to do something besides render somebody else's arrangement. So I chose a melody that I knew well, took it, and ran with it. My wife and daughter (both better trained musicians than am I) pitched in with an ear and a helpful comment when I needed them, and this is the result.
Ode To Joy
And for the record, I played with the mod wheel a bit in this one... now the question is did I use it correctly? (shrug) All I know is that I, personally, was pleased with the final product, and that has to mean something.
Hope you like it.
Edit: The opening uses GPO string sections (violin, viola, cello, and bass). The remainder is a mix of GPO strings, GPO brass, GPO handbells, and various and sundry sounds (synth, bass, drums) from Cubase.