I did not purposely (and rarely do) intend this piece to be atonal. I do not consider it atonal. But it is, for the most part, defiantely NOT common practive harmony. The GPO performance is a WIP. But, I am not as picky with the synthesized performance. It reassures me that what I heard in my head is what an orchestra will sound close to. What wonderful sounds.
Since I have a slower processor (1 ghz... can't believe it's considered slow already!) I had to do some trickery. For the winds I used all 'solo' GPO patches. I then lowered the polyphony on the strings to about 4 or 5 each.
This piece was written for a contest that I did not win. (It was a long shot, anyway) It starts off quasi atonally and then wanders freely (and hopefully smoothly) between tonality and atonality. I really tried to put in some interesting orchestrations. It is composed for Chamber sized orchestra.
Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra, op. 16
Comments and nitpicks welcome.