Seeking Christmas Music?
Date: July 29, 2013
OK, I've joined this community but I'm not sure what the point is--yet. I'd respectfully suggest that the community be renamed "Seeking New Christmas Music" or "Seeking New Holiday Music," otherwise us composers will just be parading our titles to each other--no harm but doesn't generate performances.
As an observing Reform Jew I don't write actual Christmas music but I do offer 2 novelties, "Flopsy the Christmas Pup" (cute) about pet adoption and "The Chocolate Carol" (funny), both of which are good for ecumenical Winter/Holiday Concerts that are not made up exclusively of Christian music celebrating the birth of the Christ. Also for Holiday concerts, I have "Chanukah Tonight," a lively, characteristic quick primer for non-Jews; Bunny Thornburgh of Cantori Domino said it was the best Chanukah song she's seen (she's also High Holy Days choir director at Stephen S. Wise Temple up on the hill in LA).
I've posted these in various versions on the Announcements-new sheet music threads and gotten some nibbles and performances, but would like to grow that trickle to a big river. Any suggestions are welcome.
(PS, Hi, Adrienne!)