I wrote a short classical/orchestral piece for the holidays:
I’ve had the themes in mind for a couple of christmases already, but this is the first time I forced myself to sit down and actually orchestrate it. The inspirations are mainly Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”, Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”, Korngold’s “Die Schneemann” and the several easy listening works by Ketelbey. It’s nothing spectacular, and obviously very derivative (hopefully not to the point of plagiarism), but the idea was to write something short and playful that could feel like a Christmas tune.
Hope you’ll enjoy it, and I’ll take advantage of this to wish you all some Happy Holidays!