Alright, so this is it. I finally finished Memories: A Medly from the Past. I didn't use a specific melody for the finale; instead, I used more of a writing style I have tried to reach in the past. Here's a bit of background:
I've always been trying to reach a certain sound with my writing; basically, I've wanted to create a sound that lets the imagination really expand. Now, I don't know if I've accomplished this in Part III, but this is as close as I've ever been, and it's because I've taken all the ideas I've written in the past and combined it into one 3-minute movement. Ostenatos have been a very strong base for me, and are really what allowed me to give direction and structure to my writing, rather than something completely, well...awkward. (I'd rather not go into details ) Along with that, I add a melody on top, and behind both of those, I add little snippets of stuff that add color here and there. The idea is to create an effect where you get the whole picture, but in the background there are all these things going on, that if you don't look past the big picture, you miss half of the good stuff... So, I recommend listening to the final movement a little louder than you would listen to Parts I and II. What I would do, is listen to parts I and II at a comfortable volume, then, for part III, increase it by abotu 10-25%.
-Note: The Celesta in part III is the only non-GPO instrument. This is also my first time experimenting with GPO voice in an orchestral work.
Well, I hope I described the song accurately, and I hope it lives up to the description I have given it. Thanks for listening!!!
Memories: A Medly from the Past
lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=5885434&q=lo
hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=5885434&q=hi
Memories: A Medly from the Past II
lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=5969144&q=lo
hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=5969144&q=hi
Memories: A Medly from the Past Part III
lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6089851&q=lo
hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6089851&q=hi