It’s been some time since I’ve been frequenting these forum threads . Really haven’t a moment of time to spend on music since this summer; life always seems to get in the way.
Last week, however, I was witnessing our first snowfall, that gentle big-flake kind, and was inspired to write these short little piano ditties. Not much, but at least something.
It’s about as far removed in everyway from my last piece I posted here (Musical Incongruity) but I emotional side likes them.
Christmas season always makes me nostalgic and I tend to get overly sentimental. The music box comes from my childhood when I broke my mother's favorite Christmas music box. It's haunted me my whole life so it is about time I try to excise the demons by writing it out of me! I can't even remember what it played, I think "Jingle Bells", at any rate I had to make up my own theme here. You can hear the death bells tolling at the beginning of the piece.
"Forever" is about remembering everyone I've loved in my past, people and pets, that are no longer with me. I wrote it as the snow started to fall outside my window.
So without further ado, for your ears, I present unabashedly sentimental pieces---and most assuredly in their wake, projecting a suppressed maudlin overindulgence of mine. But in any case, I hope some of you enjoy them.
You all have a great Holiday season. Hope to get back to writing some orchestral music in January. I hope, I hope!
Death of the Beloved Music Box (music)
Death of the Beloved Music Box (score)