In my last post, I was able to present the score for one of my three most recent orchestral pieces. Tn this post I can announce that I’ve finished editing the score of the second of these. It can be downloaded (free) HERE.
The audio may be streamed (free) HERE (or use the player below). I strongly recommend listening on headphones or good speakers, not just tiny laptop speakers.
In my last post, I also talked a bit about the orchestra I find myself writing for. Basically, it’s solo woodwinds, solo and ensemble brass, at least 3 percussionists plus timpani, keyboard, and harp, plus–always–a full string section. However, in multi-movement compositions different movements use different subsets of that basic orchestration.
For instance, in The Geography of Dreams, you can compare the instrumentation among the movements from this list.
Mov. 1 – Dream of the City by the Sea and the Dark Castle Beyond Its Walls
Mov. 2 – Busts made of cork spinning slowly through the air
Mov. 3 – In the Hills Outside the City, the Old Man Sits by His Fire Conversing with the Forest Animals
english horn solo
Perc 1: Marimba
Perc 3: celeste
keyboard (“chiffy” organ sound)
Mov. 4 – Amidst The City’s Desolation The Anima Appears As A Woman Clothed In Radiant White
horn section & solo
Perc 1: tam-tam
Perc 2: grand casa
Perc 3: tubular bells
Mov. 5 – Twilight Peal in the City of Dreams
horns section (unison)
trumpet section (unison)