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Fantasy on a Midwinter Theme


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ragurner

 Genre: Classical

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This piece is based upon the tune, "In the Bleak Midwinter," one of my absolute favorite carols. Wishing you peace on Earth, goodwill toward all mankind.
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Hits: 4255
Comments: 28
Fans: 10
Plays: 487
Downloads: 209
Votes: 16
Uploaded: Nov 27, 2005 - 07:13:33 AM
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2005 - 03:33:02 AM Last Played: Jan 02, 2015 - 01:31:11 AM
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Comments
aclarke said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
Sunday morning
and this was the perfect companion. Plus it's cold outside and there is
some snow on the ground. Perfectly appropriate and nicely arranged and
well performed.
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selters said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
it is christmas
Very nice piece. It reminds me that it is soon christmas!!
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cjhoose said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
cold
I love the bells and the brass. Definately wintery. :D
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fairy beth said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
oooohhh
i feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Really beautiful piece of music
rebecca. very pro. :-)
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The Composer said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
title
Unfortunately I'm not one for Christmas carols. However, this was
nicely arranged and had some nice moments in it. Since I don't know
the christmas carol that this is based on... theres not much I can
comment on. So nice work eitherway.
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drakonis said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
great writing
Starts softly, makes me strain forward in my seat, even with hadphones...
very tasteful orchestration, and very realistic sounding, I felt like I was
quietly listening in a hushed amphitheater to a performance, on an icy
cool night. Very nicely done, and yes, a very pretty piece of music! Was
that Joe on french horn back behind the violas? :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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caroline said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
aw!!! i love this.....
it's put me in the mood for mulled wine and a mince pie - thank you so much - it will be part of my holidays xxx
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Joanna said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
Beautiful
That was really wonderful. It fit my mood perfectly. Expertly performed
and arranged. What a treat!
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ziti said 4226 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
just
beautiful!!!!!!!!

how do you do that????


wonderful...sorry for the lack of intellegent things to say...but my heart
is doing the talking!

z
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Noel Project said 4225 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
somber, dark, lovely
This is also one of our favorite carols here at the Project. So dark and
wonderful. Your arrangement is very restrained. Perfect. The brass is
gorgeous. Overall volume level is a little low. Not sure if that's the
cheap headphones here in the NP listening room? Excellent piece.

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Mystified said 4225 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
Lovely!
I love this song, too, and you've done a beautiful setting to it.
Somber, yet warm at the same time.
Love the use of the percussion and the brass.

Thanks so much for posting this here :)

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White Hawks said 4225 days ago (November 28th, 2005)
woooow!
I love how you arranged it! so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

- Hawks
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White Hawks said 4225 days ago (November 28th, 2005)
btw
i voted 10s.

such a wonderful pieace. made my eyes filled with tears. so emotional.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

- Hawks
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gumbi Ortiz said 4225 days ago (November 28th, 2005)
....and to all a good night
this is really pretty! so much emotion!!! thank you for this!!


gumbi ortiz
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cjorgensen said 4224 days ago (November 28th, 2005)
Nice
It reminds me of the music from: http://www.ninjai.com/
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Einarus said 4224 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
Calming...
...and beautiful.
Possibly the most realistic use of a synthesized orchestra (JamPack?) I've
heard on here.
Now all I need is some snow to go with it...
Ironic, huh? :)
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RickW said 4223 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
Comforting wintry scene
This is so well done, I can easily see myself relaxing amongst snow
covered hills and mountains, with a deer or two drinking at the stream.
Thank you for such a wonderful composition.

Rick

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alley-oop said 4223 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
Soothing
What a beautiful track. A very delicate touch! I like the builds of instruments. Very peaceful. A perfect piece for this time of year. Great job!
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SopMan99 said 4220 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
Very intellectual piece
Wow, i like it a lot...

Reminds me a bit of Eric Whitacre's "October". Hauntingly beautiful.

I would love to get my hands on a notated version of this piece for a wind
ensemble or orchestra to play.
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ragurner said 4219 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
Very intellectual piece
That's an offer I'd consider. Can you be specific about which ensemble you have
in mind? College level...high school?


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core said 4219 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Dead Can Dance
The beginning strongly reminds me of a track of "Dead Can Dance". But it
doesn't go the same direction. I appreciate the tender sound of the main
melody, which has something of a civil war theme, but I think it is all a
little bit too much on the low side, lacking a little bit of "drama" (score
buildup).

It has something of a movie score, but the bell adds a slightly pathetic
dent to the track.
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said 4218 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
I like!
THis tastes like chicken! What did you put into it! The intro sounds evil and cool! The rest of it sounds like something I would have heard on Little House on th Prarrie! Not too shabby! Tasty!
kristyjo said 4216 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
I, too, enjoy this carol
and I like your arrangment of it. The only thing that didn't feel quite right
was the gong sound near the end. Otherwise, nice instrumentation. What
did you use for your double reed? I've used the JamPack 4 (on which I only
like the english horn) and Kontakt ( on which the oboe sounds pretty
good.) This sample was really nice.
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rtcooper said 4212 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
Peace
Given and Received.

rtc
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donbot24 said 4212 days ago (December 11th, 2005)
Moving Baby, YEAH!
Great stuff, really liked the whole feel, very mellow. The bras really complemented the song then when the bells came in it just topped ot off. Great work, would really appreciate a comment or two on some of my stuff.
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ledebutant said 4205 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Beautiful Restraint
This is an absolutely gorgeous arrangement, Rebecca. I agree with
core, who mentioned the Civil War feel. This brings to mind a bunch of
ragged soldiers, gathered around their last can of beans on Christmas
Day.

The song is a reminder than Christmas is not always the happiest time
of the year, but is often filled with pathos.

Very moving, thank you so much. I'm also very impressed with your
use of the Jam Pack Instruments. I know how hard they can be to mix
and you did it excellently.
Leon said 4192 days ago (December 31st, 2005)
The mercury is dropping
Haunting...tranquil and cool... Almost blows a winter chill upon my whole
body. Great going!

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Peter Greenstone said 4140 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
real nice
This seems like a good piece for a transition in a story. I would expect
the theme to come back ;ater and in full force, opening up more. This is
really nice. I think you could bump up the volume on it overal. Good
work with the arrangement. Maybe add more bass instruments to give it
more presence underneath.
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