Started last night. I really like this one - I'll probably continue it, but here it is so far. (2:41, mp3). I've been thinking about the "less is more" idea recently, and found my pieces to be quite full and always going steady, with no room to breathe.
Mmm, the entrance of the strings gave me goosebumps...beautifully restrained as it is. Like a film theme, I'd love to hear different settings of this material in different moods--I can just hear a triumphant, climactic orchestral setting in my head screaming for you to write it.
Beautiful simplistic piece Chris It's really some great writing, there's just the right ammount of emotion placed in each note that everything sounds intentional. There's nothing there that doesn't belong.
Everyone get's here first, and uses up all the good adjectives! Beautifully realised - your handling of the mixing/balance/reverb is excellent. It seemed to imply a "bigger" finale off in the distance - perhaps that's what others mean by developing the idea? But, it's beautiful as it stands. Simple, but with content.
Not easy, but you did it, did it well.