What Sweeter Music Can We Bring

Can you tell I write a lot of religious and Christmas music?

Here’s another original Christmas carol for string orchestra (or string quartet), What Sweeter Music Can We Bring.

Often, after completing a work, you are just too close to it to be able to assess it’s quality. And you have to believe in it while you are working on it! So it’s only after some time has passed that you can look at it with a more objective eye.

Usually, for me, listening to things I wrote later, all I hear are the “flaws”, what I’d do differently now, etc.

This is one of my few pieces where my opinion of it has actually risen over time. I’m very happy with it. I especially like how the excitement and energy of the climax generates such momentum that it carries on through the final statement of the theme.

Listen to: What Sweeter Music Can We Bring.

The Journey of the Magi

Another of my original Christmas carols for string orchestra (or string quartet), The Journey of the Magi.

This became one of my favorites after I wrote it.

Listen to: The Journey of the Magi.

The Angel Gabriel

Here’s another from my set of arrangements of Christmas carols for string orchestra (or string quartet), The Angel Gabriel. It’s a beautiful, old French tune you are sure to recognize.

Listen to: The Angel Gabriel.

King Wenceslas' Feast

Here is one of my original Christmas carols arranged for string quartet, King Wenceslas’ Feast.

Listen to: King Wenceslas’ Feast.

What Child is This

Here’s the string orchestra version (also available for string quartet) of the Christmas carol What Child Is This, also known as Greensleeves.

Listen to: What Child is This.

You can also download the first page of the score here.

The Friendly Beasts

Here’s the string orchestra version (also available for string quartet) of the Christmas carol The Friendly Beasts.

Listen to: The Friendly Beasts.

You can also download the first page of the score here.