Posted by midiguru on December 23, 2012
One of my Facebook friends posted a beautiful rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” for harp and oboe (probably sampled, but done with great care). My beady little brain said, “Heck, why not?” So here’s my take on the same tune. It’s … a little different, and certainly not as professionally produced as my friend’s, but I only spent three hours on it, so I don’t think I have anything to apologize for.
This happens to be in 31-note equal temperament, but nobody would be likely to notice the fact, as there are no outside notes at all. The only perceptible result of using that tuning — if it’s perceptible at all — is that the thirds and sixths sound a little more pure than we’re used to.