I’ve just finished the third movement of “St. George and The Dragon”.
This movement is titled “St. George”. I kind of envisioned it as looking through a late nineteenth century storybook with illuminated text and pseudo-medieval pictures (you know, 3rd century saint in 16th century amour in front of a 12th century castle talking to a lady in an 18th century carriage).
This movement has to counterbalance the first (The Dragon), even though it is much more simple, and it has to lift up the somber second (Funeral March and Lament).
Trent, I have to agree with Deepy. That is one hell of a work. I'm impressed with the vision you must have had and then to go about implementing it all...especially in a byegone style. It's a fanatastic effort.
Thanks everyone. It's been a lot of fun writing these and playing them all in.
Actually, I noticed I forgot to mention that I'm not really done - I have one more movement to go - the actual battle. The last movement is a little more ambitious than the other three. Finished in the title referred to this movement which took me longer than the other two combined. After months it's finally done.
I like how this movement contrasted with the first and second movements. You captured the 3rd, 12th and 18th century just perfectly (and a few others). Your musical storybook has come to life with your panoramic soundscapes. The composition, arrangement and mix is superb.