Alright, so I said I would post a GPO orchestral piece sometime. Well, here's the prelude and first movement. Now, I haven't taken any serious musical theory classes (except piano lessons when I was really young, but those consisted of "Draw a quarter note") so I use the term prelude pretty loosely. I plan to use the melodies introduced in the prelude as transitional movements that will lead from one main movement to the next, kind of like the promenades in Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
Each movement is based on a melody that I have written in the past at some point or another. The first movement is based on a piano solo called "The Twilight River." I've been having a difficult time getting motivated to write, so I forced myself to start with something simple, an ostenato and a melody, in the prelude. I really am not very good with fanfares, so I kept the intro fanfare short. I'll post the other movements as I finish them! Thanks for listening!
WOW! I really like your work both in composition and production. It has a very nice feel and form to it and lots of variations throughout. And the instrumentation is very fitting for the effect you are portraying in the music.
Great! And what a wonderful project you've set up for yourself.
I really liked what you said, "...I've been having a difficult time getting motivated to write, so I forced myself to start with something simple..." It's not always easy to do, but we would all do well to remember that sitting around for inspiration is a fool's method. One has to sit down and just start working!
Terrific. For an exhibition, this was very epic - now that's an exhibition I'd love to go see! The orchestration was masterful; I especially liked the part near 2:00 and the part at the end. The piano section seemed a little weak surrounded by such powerful passages but the music recovered quickly. Congrats.