I watched TV. An old episode of Columbo (“Suitable for Framing”) started with this song. I knew it but I could not identify it. Believe me or not, Shazam helped to google the result.
It is from Frédéric Chopin Étude Op. 10, No. 3. His critics gave it the name “Tristesse” (Sadness) or “Farewell” (L’Adieu).
I decided to name it Farewell. It does not sound so sad.
“Leise rieselt der Schnee” (= “The snow falls softly”) or “Let It Snow” (from Google Translate) is a famous German Christmas Song. I found it also in my learning piano playing book.
Within a view hours I created this dance version with a very personal melody added to the original one.
I asked my colleagues in the USA which Christmas carols are well known and played on the radio. All of them answered “All I Want for Christmas is You” from Mariah Carey.
That was a mistake. Hours later, I was in the studio working on an instrumental version.
Here is a version with vocals.
This is for promotion only. The original song is here.
In the Advent season almost all radio stations play Christmas Carlos, it feels like they are around the clock.
When I cleaned up my desk while I listened to radio I found my music book. And on the last page there is “Jingle Bells“.
That motivated me to create a new and fresh dance version.
Some day a colleague told me that they want to make a birthday present for their manager. Everyone should send a picture and write some nice words. And I have been asked to create a nice music.
Yeah, that was great. I took the well known “Happy Birthday to You“. As this manager is from UK they are used to sing “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” also.
So I combined both with an own composed finish for a one and a half minute pop track.
The weekend later I saw the first episode of Columbo “Prescription: Murder” where they also sang the song “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow“.
This inspired me to enhance my previously created pop track to a long dance version.