Monday, December 15, 2014

A Little Christmas Music

All right, time for some Christmas music. Gag. Choke. But these might float your boat, even if you hate Christmas music as much as I do. 

First, one of the very few of my symphonic arrangements I'm allowed to post online: Tony DeSare (singer-pianist par excellence) singing my arrangement of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." He asked me to work out one of my Magic Modulations™ and I obliged:

And then this wacky piece of special material, "Santa Won't Sell" (Music-lyric-arrangement-vocal by moi.) I wrote it some years ago for a well-known Broadway actor to perform at Martin Short's legendary annual Hollywood Christmas party – hence the sleazy Hollywood scenario. It proved to be too complicated for the performer to learn in a hurry, but I've been spreading it around annually every since. That moment has struck: 

Meddy Clistmas.

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