The Road to Victory
This is the first movement of a 4 movement symphonic work I composed back in the spring of this year.
This piece was written to show the emotions of going off to war, the last morning before the battle (2nd mvmt), the night before the battle (3rd mvmt) and then during the battle itself. When I composed this, I had in mind a Greek City/State, something in the line of Sparta.
The first movement has our heroes joining ranks, and preparing to exit the city. The crowds fill the streets to cheer on the warriors as they march thru the city. As the warriors march thru the streets, a plethora of emotions are taking place. In the consonance are the upbeat, we’re going to win and we will be so proud but underneath these are the dissonance with the reminder to our heroes that they might not come back alive.
This 1st movement is a study of these emotions as they march thru the streets and out of the gates of the city.
Here is the MP3
When I composed this, I was limited in how many instruments my computer could handle. This is the reason there is no percussion in this movement. Any suggestions of types of percussion and where to be used would help at this point.
Here is the link to the 1st movement, now with the added percussion
Any other comments or suggestions would be appreciated as well.
I forgot to add that all instruments are GPO