That's exactly the mood I'm attempting to evoke. Even though this is the stuff of the composer's imagination, for grins I actually went down to a nearby lake around sunset and played this recording to check out if it works or not. The birds seemed to like it!
And you've nailed the influences. There's also a bit of Irish lament in there somewhere.
Thanks for listening! I'll try to remember to revive this thread and let you know how it went. Actually, one of the concerts is right on a lake (which is why I wrote it), so it will be interesting to get the audience reaction and see if it generates any kind of positive Feng Shui. Hope it's a nice day...
Yes, I think we all need help "switching off" at day's end. And it's sometimes nice to start the day relaxed, too. Thanks for the feedback.
You have an excellent sense of place. I currently live in Minnesota, not a native or anything, but I've been here long enough to appreciate the many nice lakes, fer sure, doncha know. Reverb-wise, it's so tough to get it right for everyone, so I'm tending on the dryish side these days. Since I sit in the orchestra, just a little verb sounds more familiar anyway. I like to close my eyes and imagine a nice little, non-nonsense studio orchestra sitting on a mid-sized sound stage playing this stuff. Your comments are much appreciated.
Thanks for giving a listen. My melodies to date have been pretty much been functional props, but there's something about this one. I've been humming it at at the oddest times, so maybe there's something there.