Chris Meyer: Composer - Orchestrator - Arranger - Pianist

Drumheller, Alberta

Bring a Torch

A colourful waltz-setting of the French carol for symphony orchestra

With this new arrangement, originally commissioned by the Mississauga Symphony, we find the traditional French Christmas carol Un flambeau transformed into a lively waltz. I was inspired by the French orchestral colours of Maurice Ravel with stylistic leaves borrowed from the book of the Viennese waltz king, Johann Strauss, Jr. to present the carol in a fresh, novel light.

Duration:3:00 min.
Instrumentation: picc.2.2.2.bcl.2
3+T pn hp strings
Composition Date: December 2004/rev 2015

View the score
Live recording - 2004 version
Complete synthesized mp3 - 2015 version