My lovely wife, Martha, and I celebrated our 15th anniversary on October 17, 2007. According to whoever decides these things, the 15th anniversary is associated with crystal, so of course I was looking around for something of a crystalline nature for her anniversary gift.
The obvious thing, since we’re both wine lovers, was a set of wine glasses. Then something gave me the idea to write a special piece for her, based on glass sounds. As it happened, I had in my arsenal several collections of multisampled glass instruments, including Vienna Instruments’ “Glass and Stones” (now discontinued, so no link) and Bolder Sounds’ “Crystal Glasses and Meditation Bowls.”
So, late at night before our anniversary, I got to work. I wrote and recorded this piece in about three hours and played it for her at breakfast. And now I share it with you!