Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

Christopher J Music

Indie/Pop and Musical Adventures, Seattle, WA USA

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Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus

So, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Several months ago I began one of my more ambitious projects so far:

To create my own arrangement and recording of a work by Mozart. Sure, I have already dabbled in works by Bach and Beethoven, but really, who could approach Mozart, being the child prodigy that he was? Well, I decided to try anyway. My choice, of course, was Mozart’s most popular work ever, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525.

In this project I am only focused on the first movement: I – Allegro.

My approach is not to fundamentally change the composition, but to apply my own arrangement, instrumentation and groove to it in the spirit of what I have done already in the Bluesy Bach and Friends project. Per the all knowing Wikipedia, “The work is written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass but is often performed by string orchestras.” My version is more of a rock quartet, with guitar, bass, organ and drums. I have attached a snippet of what I have so far and if you have to apply categories to this, it has jazz and blues-rock influences. Stay tuned for the full release in the not too distant future.

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik Score
Eine kleine Nachtmusik Score

Mozart, again

(This is a repost.  The first post was written with the new WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg editor, and for some mysterious reason it would not display on mobile devices even though it did appear on desktop web browsers.  So if you are reading this on a desktop there is nothing new here!)

So, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 

Several months ago I began one of my more ambitious projects so far:

To create my own arrangement and recording of a work by Mozart. Sure, I have already dabbled in works by Bach and Beethoven, but really, who could approach Mozart, being the child prodigy that he was? Well, I decided to try anyway. My choice, of course, was Mozart’s most popular work ever, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525.

In this project I focused on the first movement: I – Allegro.

My approach is not to fundamentally change the composition, but to apply my own arrangement, instrumentation and groove to it in the spirit of my work in the Bluesy Bach and Friends project. Per the all knowing Wikipedia, “The work is written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass but is often performed by string orchestras.” My version is more of a rock quartet, with guitar, bass, organ and drums. I have attached a snippet of what I have so far and if you have to apply categories to this, it has jazz and blues-rock influences. Stay tuned for the full release in the not too distant future.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik Score

Missing Audio Player

Hey everyone — So, I’ve been kind of busy of late and hadn’t checked up on my web site’s functionality for a while, until today.  When I did I discovered the that I have a missing audio player for song preview buttons on my Music Store page.  I had been using a audio/video player plugin called Yendif player.  I apparently have the latest version, but for whatever reason it just wasn’t up to the task.  I am in the process of switching over to a new audio player, Compact WP Audio Player which I hope will play nice with all browsers!

 

Hell Froze Over

Here are a few photos from a Norwegian friend and colleague on life in Norway to confirm that Hell froze over!

My friend wrote me:

A few facts, with evidence below:

  • Hell is in Norway
  • Hell just froze over (this year also)
  • God got an expedition in Hell.  This picture is taken at the train station in Hell.
  • Yes that is the real name of the place. (Meaning something like Stone slap or Stone plate).
  • Gods-expedition = goods/freight terminal. And yes…. It’s cold there, about -5 degrees C today.

Hell froze over in Norway

Here is a recent photo of the Northern Lights from Narvik, Norway!  Very cool! (in more ways than one!)

Northern Lights in Narvik Norway

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas everyone.  I hope you all have a good, safe and blessed holiday.  I wrote the song, “Mary’s Gift” in honor of the gift of Jesus that Mary gave to the world through her faith and trust in God.  You may Listen on Spotify or buy it from my store.

Mary's Gift by Christoher-J.net.jpeg

Mary had these words to say as recorded in The Canticle of Mary, the Magnificat, from Luke 1:46-55:

My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name;
And His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.