You know that feeling when you're juggling too much stuff, and something starts to wobble a bit and you get that moment of realisation that everything's about to come crashing down, and there's nothing you can do about it?
A few things happened in the past couple of weeks that caused that feeling... and although I swore I was gonna rest for a couple of weeks after Heroes and Within These Walls, the Muse will not be put off... I was on the way to bed last night and I thought, well I'll get the studio up and running and just noodle around for a bit... (yeah, I write at night too!) So at 4am, the first two themes were done, and by 4 this afternoon the whole thing was complete.... I think that's the fastest cycle time from idea to mastering I've *ever* had!
The style is really a gallop with two snare ostinati and the occasional castanets, and the form is pretty easy: AABBCCAA. The piece is sort of a 3-minute-ish exhibition piece; there are some fiddly xylophone bits although it's not a xylophone feature. Plus the remaining full orchestration of course.
John Hawksley - Masquerade.mp3 (4.7MB)
I hope you enjoy listening too it as much as I did writing it.
All the very best,
PS - Full Disclosure: GPO, LOP, A90EX/VE-RD1