I'm back with something a little new again It started out with an aim to write a choral piece for my a cappella quartet that I have with my friends. Since it's just 4 of us, it's self-evident that I had to keep it really tight and refrain from writing too 'comfortably' and from getting too thick and complicated with my voicing.
The poem that initially inspired me was by Asper Grig, here:
I believe you're sleeping my angel
In this winter's cruel night
And the walls of your house protect you,
In your dream stars are shining bright.
Wind is singing forgotten ballads
I'm sitting again alone,
And I hope you're sleeping my dear
And it's warm enough in your home.
link here: https://app.box.com/s/0wkgk28aowoixdeskcrq
At first, I got off to a good start by writing the first 8 measures and was very happy with them.. then I had a massive block for 3-4 months, I think. The timestamp for this is around 0:40. Yet now during the last couple of days I found a way to continue and I did that by ignoring the lyrics completely. I just wrote. Now here is the 1st rough draft of it, completed. Looking back to it, I think the music matches up with the words quite well, although if I really wanted to use this poem, I'd have to do a bit of adapting (rhythm etc.). I'll see, but for now.. have a listen and perhaps give a little feedback Thanks!
PS. Oh yes, forgot about this.. the rendition uses Vienna strings. But it's nothing final, though.