An upbeat jazz arrangement of this well-known song. Auld Lang Syne is a poem by Robert Burns, set to the tune of a traditional Sottish folk song. It is now traditionally associated in English-speaking countries with celebrating the New Year.
The featured voice of tenor Brian Dodson becomes three in the recording of this non-traditional arrangement for voice and orchestra of the traditional Christmas carol.
There is a veritable banquet of music in this 10-minute arrangement of traditional carols, scored for choir and orchestra. Included in this feast are the following old and new favourites:
- My dancing day
- It came upon a midnight clear
- The Sussex carol
- Deck the hall
- The first noel
- Good King Wenceslas
- Joy to the world
- Adeste fidelis
An orchestral arrangement of the fugue from BWV 847 (a.k.a. Prelude and Fugue No. 2 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1).
An orchestral arrangement of Claude Debussy's piano piece, in which the percussion section is especially active.
An orchestral arrangement of the first movement from Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 13.
An orchestral arrangement of a short piece for piano by friend and fellow composer David Solomons.
In terms of style and mood .... well, the title speaks for itself!
Old favourites are to the fore in this setting of traditional Christmas songs, including:
- Resonet in laudibus
- I saw three ships
- The holly and the ivy
- God rest ye merry gentlemen
- In dulci jubilo
- We three kings
- Hark the herald angels sing