When you play Schubert, pianists, shift yourselves one cheek to the left.
Ten Favorite Christmas Carols, arranged by yours truly. SATB, one or two instances of SATBB.
Arranged these puppies for some friends and I to go caroling in a couple of weeks. If you have singing friends who like the old school Christmas crack, feel free to have at. Traditional settings, no ballbusters, some extended harmony and gratuitous canoneering just for the sake of let’s be musicians here and stuff, a couple of jokes on the tenor(s) for good measure, not too rangy vocally. Eight original settings, plus one each of Bach and Praetorius.
Violists aren’t neurotic.
Aren’t we? We’re not, right?
(Scornfully eyes concertmaster while furiously rosining bow and fooling with A-string tuner)
- Double Bass
- Bass Clarinet
*Violin is so likely to be neurotic it could not be represented adequately on this text post
My new score order.
I might differentiate flute and piccolo, though, and bump picc up to the top.
Where it belongs?
That C-sharp just now was in tune, yeah?
And balanced, too?
Look at walls splashed with a number of stains, or stones of various mixed colors. If you have to invent some scene, you can see there resemblances to a number of landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, great plains, valleys and hills, in various ways. Also you can see various battles and figures in action, strange faces and costumes and an infinite number of things, which you can reduce to good integrated form. And these appear on such walls confusedly, like the sound of bells in whose clanging you can find every name and word that you can imagine. Do not despise my opinion, when I remind you that it should not be hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stains of walls, or ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or like places, in which, if you consider them well, you may find really marvelous ideas. The mind of the painter is stimulated to new discoveries, the composition of wars, the battles of animals and men, various compositions of landscapes and monstrous things, such as devils and similar things, which may bring you honor, because by indistinct things the mind is stimulated to new inventions.