Totally and exclusively GPO! This piece started out as an experiment in placing the corresponding minor (or major) about one octave above from a minor (or major) triad below it. That positioning immediately reminded me of the work of the late Bernard Hermann in many Hitchcock films. I developed the first part of the piece with that simple “program” and then decided to place an insistent Glass/Adams/Reich/Riley motif following it and let the strings from the first section “comment” and “interact” with the second thematic elements. (This second part has more than a little homage to the works of Colin McPhee, as well.)
UPDATE: Based on comments by "FredProgGH" and "the emperor" (below) as well as sleeping on the piece overnight, I added a stronger, more passionate (duplication) of the top Violin line, using the Violins 2 Strad Ens3. I also did some relatively minor rebalancing and sweetened the reverb a bit more heavily. I also bounced the flutes and oboes a bit more tot he foreground in the "toccata" section and am currently considering a third section which will bring the opening "close seconds" back for a final bow (and a bit of symmetry). The revised MP3 is click here and the new WMA is here.
To play the 160K MP3 version click here . If you’re on dial-up, you be more comfortable with the 64K WMA version, so click here instead .
If you want to see the complete run-down of GPO patches, then look at the top of my usual “Preview” page here and play your desired version from there.
Comments, suggestions, brickbats welcomed, as usual. Don’t be shy!
TIA … KevinKauai
P.S. I'm still calling this a "Preview" because it's not yet "published" publicly and I have a feeling that I'm going to add a third section after the current ending chord. My thanks for "FredProgGH" and "the emperor" for their suggestions and observations!