What Child Is This?

from by Joel Abbott

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"What Child Is This?" is the first song that was made for this collection. I arranged it in a dorm room in Edmonton, Alberta Canada during the day, while at night I was playing keyboards for the improv comedy festival at Rapidfire Theatre called the "Improvaganza". It’s a great festival, and if you’re in Edmonton in late June, you should stop in. With shows every night, I had a ton of time to work on music during the day, so I knocked out this song. In context of the whole album, this song doesn’t sound like the first one I arranged. Because of its complexity, it sounds more like a later project. There’s some subtle humor and complicated countermelodies and arpeggiations going on in here. I panned all the various melodic lines all around the stereo field to make it more easy for the listener to distinguish them all.


from Christmas and Glowsticks, track released November 9, 2009
All instruments and arrangements by Joel Abbott



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