journeywoman (journeywoman) wrote,


One of my favorite pieces this Christmas was "Come, Emmanuel" by Matthew Prins. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is probably my favorite Advent/Christmas hymn, and this arrangement gives me chills. I like how it quotes three different melodies. When it's played well, anyway. We bungled it pretty badly at our Friday night performance, and for the first time ever I got completely lost during a performance. Sort of a problem when you carry the melody for the last third of the piece.

Anyway, it's pretty awesome. Give it a listen. Played with mallets only.

Come, Emmanuel

My other favorite piece was by Joel Raney. It's pretty different from what we usually play, and had some pretty tricky bell changes. But I always prefer harder music.

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