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    "Winter's Snow"... I have long held a soft spot in my musical heart for "Sleigh Ride", secretly hoping that someday I would be able write something as popular and have it played by pops orchestras around the globe.

    This is probably not it.

    I started with the idea that I might be able to pen a "homage" to both men behind the iconic Boston Pops recording- Arthur Fiedler and Leroy Anderson, who wrote "Sleigh Ride" in 1948. I wanted to call the original to mind, but not to simply "mimic" or copy the piece. The 70th anniversary of its release seemed to me to be a good time to try, and "Winter's Snow" is the result.

    Originally I composed this in Print Music back about 2010 and in a very basic form it lay around my workspace ever since. This year, I felt I had finally come to place where I could lay out a close approximation of the Boston Pops in Finale/Aria using only Garritan instruments and proceed to the final step- take my rather simple piano melody and expand it out to a 62pce orchestra.

    Hopefully, folks find the result pleasant, and just a little reminiscent of the original without actually coming off as a "copy".

    Of course, now that it's "done", I see at least a dozen things I'd like to change about it, but for me, that's pretty much the way things are all the time.
    Cheers,

    Kevin F..

    KM Frye- (SOCAN)
    Music Director- Four Seasons Musical Theatre- 2016

    Bella Vista Studios
    Canada

    GPO4, JABB3, Garritan World Inst, REAPER, Roland VS2480 DAW

  2. #72

    Re: Christmas Album 2018 Special

    Merry Christmas to you all, contributors and producers.
    You are making this year Advent a joy, as always with your music.
    Buon Natale!
    Fabio
    Arrigo Beyle / Milanese / Lived, wrote, loved -- Stendhal
    Being Italian is a full-time job -- B. Severgnini

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