Here's a little reverie of a piece I've just composed, featuring piano, celeste, two horns, tuba, and string choir. The brass is processed to sound very far away -- perhaps even under water. The piano has a delay effect towards the middle of the work.
Matt and Claire - 1.92MB
I thought I'd share this as sort of a sideline to the discusion on dissonance that's been going on in the general forum. One of the themes I often use in my works, is using dissonances that may ordinarily be considered "ugly" in a way that is gentle and beautiful. It begins with a tonal center of F, but with a back and forth tug between major and minor. It works its way towards a later tug between B major and minor. The strings settle on Bb minor at the very end, but the other instruments are still undecided.
Don't expect this to get your blood pumping... the dynamics vary from ppp to p. It could almost be called an "ambient" piece.