Bad Santa

December 22, 2010 5:27 PM

An original composition by our own Tommy Scheurich, and another experiment in instant festivity.

The sleighbells were tracked ahead of time (because there were five parts for four players), but everything else was recorded together, live. There were actual notes written down for this, though only in the Contrabassoon and Bari Sax parts. The long note on which the trumpet and accordion enter is the last written note, and it continues from there. It is written that the trumpet should have the last note, and there's an explicitly mentioned Jingle Bells motif throughout the contra and bari, after the last written note.


Timbill Corder (me) - Trumpet
Trey Beauregard (man vs sun) - Baritone Sax
Melissa Burcham (pheatherwait) - Accordion
Tommy Scheurich - Sleighbells, Contrabassoon

posted by askmeaboutLOOM (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

You guys have nailed grumpy bumbling in music form.
posted by ignignokt at 10:17 PM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Mission accomplished.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:20 AM on December 23, 2010

Largely thanks to the contrabassoon. A grumpier, more bumbling instrument there is not.
posted by man vs sun at 5:56 AM on December 23, 2010

oh my. i heart this.
posted by peterkins at 3:30 AM on December 24, 2010

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