I Wonder as I Wander

I Wonder as I Wander (arr. July. 2012) is one of my most favorite holiday carols and this arrangement is especially suited for solo vocalist and orchestra.  In the keys of Fm, C#m and Ebm this impressionistic orchestration deftly weaves shimmering textures of Percussion, Celesta, and tremolo Strings with the flowing beautiful melody soaring above that imbues the audience with a calm focalpoint amidst disparate colors of tingling strains of echoing sounds within the orchestra.  A hauntingly passionate arrangement, this song is as a delight to hear all the subtleties in the orchestration as it is to feel the undulating harmonizes underneath the vocal melody which create a sense of loneliness, melancholy and the vastness of space that these rich sonorities suggest and imbue.