Sorry to use an old and, possibly for many of you, obscure advertisement, but in this case, it is very true for me.
This piece is not your ordinary Jerry Wickham material. And Yet, it is...
It's hard to explain.
I am wandering farther into less-tonal territory. But I am still melodically driven and I still think in phrases. It is not THAT far out - but is farther than what you are used to hearing from me.
This is possibly the prelude to a larger planned suite called "Obsidian" Which describes in various movements the qualities of volcanic glass.
Many thanks to Dan Kury (DPDan) for rendering this for me. I needed non-vibrato string patches, which do not exist in GPO so he offered to replace my strings with GOS. And, while he was at it, he offered to mix the rest for me too. Who am I to turn down an offer like that??
His render is much more how I had it in my head than my original Finale-based version was. Thanks a million, Dan! This is just so cool.
Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlemen. Listen with open ears and minds.
EDIT - I have revised the audio file with a new mix that has alto flute on the lower phrases.
And the score has been edited. I renamed the harp notes that would not have worked well, added the alto flute part, and I have added 2 Bb trumpet parts that had been played in the previous version by the horns - but as Nikolas pointed out, it was too high for the dynamic I had them at. Thanks for the help guys!
and the pdf score for those interested:
Solo Piccolo vibrato
Solo Flute Vibrato
Oboe Modern 2
French Horn Muted 1 and 2
Chromatic Harp 2
GOS for strings and added Strad and Gofriller in the mix.