This is the end result of about 3 months of work. A Symphonic Poem is a musical depiction of a trip I took about a year ago that didn't go to well. I am not about to explain the details of what actually happened on that trip so you can have fun working that out for yourself while listening to the piece. The piece is devided up into five movements.
1. The Ambush
3. The Sinister Cloche
4. Variations on Dies Irae
5. Marche de Morte
You may recognize some of these titles from my previous postings, however now that I am done with all five movements I felt it appropiate to post a compilation since they are all part of the same major work. I ask you to please provide feedback. Thanks for listening.
Ps. Major props to Mr. Garritan for making such a great product. The quality of these renditions would not have been posible without his efforts. Thank you.
I am glad you noticed the use of the Dies Irae theme. If you listen carefully, you can hear the theme used all over the place in the second movement. Listen carefully though, it isn't always in the melody lines. See if you can find all the instances in the second movement in which I used that theme. Think of it as a sortof "where is waldo" type musical puzzle.
wow - so much music! excellent dramatic writing - you say it is based on real life events, i think hollywood might be interested in your story...wonderful work, top to bottom - material, orchestration, rendering...the last third is especially stirring...bravo!!
Wow, great work with this! I recognized the movements you had posted before, and they sound wonderful stringed together! It is filled with lyrical, catchy melodies, and the orchestration is captivating as it ranges from soft and sweet to bold and powerful, especially with your use of percussion... what a blast! Bravo, Mike, this is fantastic!