Friday, November 26, 2010

The Christmas Season Starts- New Music Video!

Thanksgiving is over- turkey leftovers are in the fridge, Ernie put away the wooden turkey this morning, and Christmas lights are hung outside!  That means....Christmas Music Time.

I had a quiet house this morning while the kids were out with Wonder Daddy (and two lessons were no-shows) so I had time to record something!  The trouble with a lot of accompaniment is that it's so BORING.  Broadway scores are often reduced from full orchestra to just a page full of block chords or arpeggios, plus a melody in the right hand.  And Christmas songs, that were originally in hymn format?  Same thing.

My favorite way to find nice accompaniments for hymns is to find piano solo arrangements, and sing over the top...and it works well with Christmas music, too!  This piano arrangement is a mashup of "What Child Is This?" and Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata."  My family (siblings and spouses, plus my mom) is getting ready to provide music for some upcoming Christmas events, and this is one song I'll be performing next Saturday at my parents/sister's church building.  They'll have the entire building chock-a-block full of nativity sets from around the world, pictures of Christmas, twinkling Christmas lights...and I've heard there's going to be a donkey in the parking lot.  Which simply makes me giggle.  We'll perform for an hour in a central room, where people can watch if they choose to, but the music will be piped all over the building.



Anonymous said...

William said it was the most beautiful music he's ever heard. :)

Alexandra said...

Bravo, bravo!

Su said...


PS- Donkey made me giggle too

PPS- I can't imagine being piped through the building. Cool, though!

What I Did Today said...

What Child Is This In the Moonlight! Gorgeous! You have an amazing voice and I'm so impressed with you being able to sing and play so well at the same time. They're doing something similar over at the Seattle Stake building with a bunch of nativity sets and such.

Bobbi Lewin said...

Bravo! So beautiful!

Teresa said...

Beautiful! Love it when you share your talents.

Elizabeth said...

Really enjoyed this, Myrnie! I love both pieces, and put together, they are wonderful.

How was Thanksgiving? Mine was yummy and went too fast~!

I am having my first Give-Away and I think the item would go well with your family. Come enter it!

How are you feeling? Are you due this month or early January?

KBoo said...

Dang, you're good, at singing AND piano. I can sing (sort of), but piano is way outta my league.

Elizabeth said...

Now sing "O Holy Night". :)