This is the second part of "Arachnids & Things" to be completed. It's final position in the suite has not yet been established. In the attached mp3, I took some pains to achievea realistic performance. The mp3 was made using GPO, Sonar, and my Fatar controller keyboard. The score is Sibelius.
I had intended to to some cross staff beaming, but can't figure it out, but when I do, I will upload a new score,
Any one who has survived the Indianapolis Experience will understand why an encounter with chiggers is such a memorable event. My only encounter with the creatures was summer of 1961, the memory is as clear as if it were this morning.
This is an exceptional piece. I have listened to it several times and marvel at how well it portrays what you're aiming for and what a well written composition it is. I played it for my girl friend (who is an arachnaphobe) and she proclaimed "that's chiggers alright". Well done.
I must admit, this is usually not the kind of music I listen to, but I've been listening to this one for a while, and I really enjoy it. I can't even really place my finger on what it is. But it's great! A great variety of piano textures, and it never gets boring. I just keep listening.
Despite the subject (not fond of chiggers, myself), this is a fascinating piece, Richard... well done! Every time I hear a new piece of yours, I believe I grow more immersed in your style, and my pleasure appreciates accordingly.
Now if I can just stop scratching long enough to listen to it one more time...