I've finally finished this monstrosity! Here is part III of Vesuvius, for your listening pleasure:
Vesuvius pt III, From the Mouth (Edit... originally posted as part II)
This movement concludes my large-scale work named for the volcano my wife and I climbed on our honeymoon (and incidentally buried Pompeii in 79 AD). This is some of my most harmonically complex work, very much blurring the line between tonal and atonal. The rendition is all GPO, with the exception of the alto flute which was taken from JABB.
If you missed parts I & II, you can download them here: I, II.
2 flutes, alto flute, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, 4 percussionists (timpani, vibraphone, glockenspiel, bass drum, claves), and full strings.
This piece has been a tremendous amount of work for me, both in the composition and in the mock-up. I hope you enjoy it.