A piece for our 15th anniversary

Today is our 15th anniversary. Yay us!

A couple of days ago, I had a great idea. Since the 15th is associated with crystal (like gold for the 50th), and since I have a modest collection of sampled glass instruments, why not write a piece for glass ensemble, record it with my sampled instruments, and give it to Martha as an anniversary present?

So I did. (Honestly, I don’t know why I keep doing this to myself, what with all my other projects, which I stand to get paid for, and which have deadlines!)

I found some time yesterday, wrote and recorded the piece in about 3 hours, and played it for Martha this morning. She loved it! (Don’t worry, it wasn’t the only thing I gave her.)

And now, here it is for your listening pleasure:

Crystal Anniversary for glass ensemble.

This was recorded with Vienna Symphonic Library’s now defunct Glass and Stones library (melody is Glass Harmonica, occasionally doubled with Musical Glasses; rhythm track is Glass Harmonica and Verrophone played with mallets) and Bolder Sound’s Crystal Glasses and Meditation Bowls. Enjoy!

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