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Little Tree

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Listen:  Little Tree

A few years ago, Susie bought me a book for Christmas. It was a children’s picture book of an e. e. cummings poem, Little Tree. I had always wanted to write a Christmas song, and this was good inspiration.

I wanted to bring some of the modern elements that e. e. included in his poetry to my composition. I spent some time working on modern chord progressions in odd time signatures, but there was a big problem. It didn’t sound like Christmas.

I went back to a more classical approach. I included some big intervals and open voicings, not common in classical music. These uncommon elements still sounded like Christmas.

To me, at least. What do you think?

 

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  1. February 28th, 2012 at 18:54 | #1

    Sounds quite christmasy to me. Maybe some harpsichord or carillon…

    “If the interval fits…play it ” XL2

  2. Reina and PJ
    August 31st, 2013 at 21:14 | #2

    Sounds like an opening to a fairy tale book and then about this tree that beautifully grows.
    Pretty cool effects!

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