O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Besides simply wanting to write pleasant Christmas music to get into the season, I'd been wanting to experiment with playing a saxophone through a delay effect. This means that whatever is played gets played back which enables a musician to play a duet with him/herself. At first I wanted to keep this strict and only write notes that could actually be performed by a single instrumentalist with a computer. However, the piece benefitted greatly from having moments of unisons and harmonies to give the listener a break from the constant chasing effect that results from a piece like this. So while it is still written with this delay idea in mind, it has ended up being a fairly traditional and yet a very unique twist on this ageless Christmas carol.
This is one of my favorite christmas carols. This was a joy to work on, and I hope it's a joy for you to play.