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This composition was included in the CD, Noel Project, "Splendor Bright". Released in 2005 the Noel Project
was made up of MacJams members, Johannes Cori Ander, Mystified, Revolving Doris and Tom Atwood.
In 2005 I had what I now call affectionately my "rummage orchestra". That is, this composition was completed with soundfont/samples that I had rummaged around the internet to find for free! Jam Pack 4 had been out but it was a challenge to make it with what I had. Jam Pack could wait I felt. The solo violin is still one of my gems that I use and I do treasure it.

Merry Christmas MacJammers!

The "Christmas Concerto" is considered the most famous of Arcangelo Corelli's 12 concerti grossi, largely because of its final movement, marked "Pastorale." The term comes from the Italian word "pastori," referring to the shepherds who gathered at the manger in Bethlehem. According to program notes from Orchestra Seattle, "by Corelli's time it had become an Italian tradition for rural shepherds to journey into a nearby town on Christmas Eve and play their pipes in front of nativity scenes. The music most often associated with this tradition was a gentle, lilting Siciliano in 12/8 meter. Corelli may have been the first composer to use this type of tune in a concert work (1714) in order to musically depict the nativity scene, but he would certainly not be the last: both Handel (the "Pastoral Symphony" in Messiah) and Bach (the opening sinfonia of the second cantata in the Christmas Oratorio) adopted the technique." Composed around 1690 but performed later on. (1714)

Photograph: The historic Saint Louis Cathedral, a minor Basilica, New Orleans.
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kristyjo said 2124 days ago (December 22nd, 2013)
I remember that project!
The music is beautiful, and I think the care and passion that went into both the original composition and your realization of it shine very brightly, indeed. Thank you for this reposting.
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Philip18 said 2124 days ago (December 22nd, 2013)
Christmas Pastorale
Beautiful music. Grand yet restful. The instruments have a good natural sound to them, to my ear. Impressive work!
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Outtaorbit said 2123 days ago (December 23rd, 2013)
Thank you
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alackbass said 2122 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
Christmas Pastorale-Corelli
The true meaning of Christmas better expressed than any words. Bravo!
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michaeljayklein said 2121 days ago (December 25th, 2013)
Scotty, this is brilliant, the work of a consummate musician, and I found it breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing it! Michael
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SuperStarSmith said 2120 days ago (December 26th, 2013)
pack is excellent. sounds v natural. talented use of instrumentation and phrasing. impressive indeed
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sschedra said 2120 days ago (December 27th, 2013)
It just goes to show you, that its your ear that makes the music. I think the "Rummage Orchestra" is something I would pay for. THe sounds are sweet and genuine. Great Job Scotty!
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thetiler said 2098 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
Always a treat
Truly one of the most consistent musicians to have ever been on Macjams! consistent in make wonderful - to - hear music in the finest sense!

WaY tO Go - M.O. !
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paul f. page said 2086 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
Such care...
This is just beautifully orchestrated and played. The music itself is ever-present and ever-accessible, but your treatment of it with synthesized instruments is really quite remarkable and I applaud you for the job you've done. ... If you get a chance, please IM me with info about where to find some of your instruments, especially to violin solo. It is quite beautiful.
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jfaaz said 2076 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Very Nice
I enjoyed listening to this composition. Serene, but elating!
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