Sunday, December 30, 2012

Xmas Fun From the Dark Side

You like your traditional Xmas carols, right?  They get played so much for a few weeks each year that you might beg for some diversity. Remember the fun when Manheim Steamroller turned them into rock hits years back? Perhaps you like all the variations of 12 Days, like the one which always ends "and a beer". Or better yet "Christmas Countdown" which details the consequences of actually receiving those 12 days of gifts.

Well, there's something new, a special treat for those who like a little twist with our carols. Start with turning them into minor key variations, and them pairing them with classics like "Ride of the Valkyries", "Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Funeral March of the Marionettes", better known as Alfred Hitchcock's theme. If you're up for some fun, check these out. Better yet, pass them around.  The first is "Santa and Isolde", not a minor key transformation, by Bruce Adolphe. The last two are David Lovrien's "Minor Alterations" and "Minor Alterations No. 2".

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