Dear mandolin friends,
a few years ago, I was commissioned to compose a short work for mandolin and mandola; a grateful mandolin student wished to thank her teacher with something that would be one-of-a-kind, and graciously gifted him a holiday present that they could enjoy together. Those were the circumstances behind my Christmas Chimes, which I am happy to share with you upon request.
Years later, Italian mandolinist Mauro Squillante asked me on short notice whether I had anything on my catalog that could fairly be called "holiday music", as he had embarked on a recording with his ensemble. I did not, but offered to re-orchestrate and revise the above for quartet. Thus my Campanelle was born, which I also share with you, just as happily.
Campanelle was in fact recorded and released as planned, by Mauro and his colleagues. Below are links to the Japanese, and to the French issue of this CD respectively:
http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B0095XQMEQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=247&creative= 1211&creativeASIN=B0095XQMEQ&linkCode=as2&tag=resp ectreco04-22
I hope you enjoy this little piece, in both its guises, and that it makes your upcoming holiday season yet brighter and jollier. If you would care to have the score(s) and part(s), a simple email will suffice; no cost to you whatsoever.
Happy Holidays to you all!