I am definitely a Learner Driver here!
Here is my first orchestral piece of music.
I have written this with Sonar and GPO using only a mouse (I don't yet have a keyboard!)
The piece is called Promise of A King and tells of a message written to the Kings and rulers of the mid 19th Century, including Kaiser Wilhelm, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Czar Nikolas, Nazruddin Shah, Pope Pius IX and many other world leaders of the time.
The message, which told that the world would end up going through calamities to achieve world peace unless the Kings all agreed to work together, was spurned.
The piece is divided into four parts:
0:00 Part 1 – The Great Announcement
6:08 Part 2 – The Spurning
– This scherzo(?) in 6/8 represents the flippant refusal of His message by the kings and rulers. They dance and since frivolously despite His warnings, bereft of the tragedy they are unleashing on mankind.
7:23 Part 3 – Thus Ye Hath Chosen
– The message is spurned and this demonstrates the lamentation that results, then replaced with determination – it starts with the world’s confusion and a sense of loss and then His theme comes through and reasserts itself, this time in initially in a 3/4 time signature and then in a 6/4.
9:49 Part 4 – Advancing the Process
The world realises after calamities that we must work together to build "the Kingdom of God on Earth", building from some staccato cello and pizzicato violas and then violins and symbolizes the intensification of the process of building a new world. It finishes with a hint of a tribute to Strauss’ Thus Spake Zarathustra, (The theme from 2001 – A Space Odyssey), symbolising the unity of man and the Kingdom of God.
I hope you like it, but more importantly I would be grateful for any comments that will help me to learn.