This song uses gpo harp and flute. I call it 'while the butterfly sleeps'. I originally wrote it as a music box song, but decided to expand it into something a little more. Please give it a listen and tell me what you think.
Jeff, thank you very much for listening and your nice words. I would like more people to listen to my stuff. I feel critical comments, positive and negative are priceless.
Ray, I actually used a combination of bass flute and C flute to keep the melody in the pitch range that I wanted it in. Flute was the first instrument that came to mind, but clarinet or oboe would probably sound very good. I am glad that you enjoyed it.
I am happy that you enjoyed this David and glad to hear that you listened to it more than once. I was trying to be delicate with the melody and harmonic movement.
Thanks all for listening and your comments.
Graham, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. It actually is supposed to be a duet, although I did use 2 harps to get the sustaining effect that I wanted. I am surprised that you heard that. (good ears)
first off, great piece - and i really mean that, but i do have a couple suggestions/comments:
i think it if the flute had a tad bit more reverb (something that gave it a large room feel) it would have made it sound incredibly more real. i also agree with what someone else said that you might want to try an oboe in place of the flute. i feel that the oboe shines at that range, but this is all personal preference. my final suggestion is that this piece should have a noticable climax. one of the easiest, and most powerful ways of doing this is to have the lead instrument reach a note somewhat higher than it does anywhere else.
but with all that being said i really do think it was a great piece. you used very interesting chords and had wonderful chromatic moments. most of the music i write is big with tons of instrument and i wish that i was able to cut them away sometimes and use just a few like you did here. people need to remeber that a small amount of instruments does NOT mean simple. continue writing because i think you have real talent.