Recently, someone sent me this unauthorized Pocket Recording of my performance with an orchestra of “Season of Celebration.” I don’t know the location, or the ensemble, and please don’t tell me if you know, because … well … it’s unauthorized – but I really want to share it with you.
Sure, it’s a noisy recording and sometimes distorted – but it’s the only recording I have of this piece in performance and I’d love you to hear it, to get the possibility that a whole audience could learn a choral piece to sing with orchestra in about 3 minutes and then have the joy of singing it en masse with the majesty and power of symphony.
I get the opportunity to sing with an orchestra as part of career as a performer – and it’s one of the most glorious experiences you can possibly have. I just want to share that experience with others – to make it possible for ANYONE to experience that. It has the exhilaration of a white-water rafting concert experience. Not that I’d know, since I’ve never been white-water rafting.
This medley of Dona Nobis Pacem, Lully Lullay, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and my original round Season of Celebration was originally the final movement of a holiday concerto for harp and orchestra called “Season of Celebration” and it’s a rare opportunity to hear it with full orchestra.
I invite you to sing along — and below the recording is the downloadable sheet music and a short audio training so you can learn it and then teach it to your friends and family. The recording also starts with part of the short training I did for the live audience.
What would I love? That you sing it with your family this Holiday season … or ANY holiday season … and share the video of it with me.
Listen to the Pocket Recording
Ignore the scratchiness and distortion and enjoy being there, in someone’s pocket, at a live performance
Learn the Round
Season of Celebration Round to Learn
Want to Hear More of the Pieces from the “Season of Celebration” Suites?
This little player has three more movements of the two Holiday Harp Concertos I wrote to debut with the New England String Ensemble – these are from the premiere performance with string orchestra. Enjoy!