A Winter Finale by Colton J. Provias published on 2011/12/24 23:34:17 +0000 The 2011 entry to my annual holiday music series. A Winter Finale is the culmination of months of planning, numerous versions, and a final 12 hour sprint to complete it. History: A Winter Fanfare began as an idea for a theme in the spring. This original theme was to have a more upbeat and quicker-paced feel than the theme that became the final piece. In the summer while I was in Florida, I redid the piece several times to try and push it a tad further each time. In late summer, the main theme developed. After a few months of having the project sit on the back-burner as other work got done, I pulled it back out with a short time left until Christmas. The files were wiped and in a matter of 12 hours over one week, the entire piece was completed.