This is the 3rd movement of a symphonic band piece – Mount Pelion -- originally started as a pretty involved demo project for the CMB library. You can still hear the 2nd movement in the CMB section of the Garritan website, and I’m pretty sure I posted the 1st movement here some time ago.
This 3rd movement – The Alodae: Assault Upon the Gods -- has been fermenting in Finale file since October, and I finally finished Garritanizing it in Sonar using CMB along with some GPO instruments.
Just a little background: The Alodae were giant twins in Greek mythology who decided one day to pile Mt. Ossa on top of Mt. Pelion to reach Olympus and conquer all those Greek gods up there. I perused this story just a little bit, but the impression I somehow ended up with was one of a couple of overgrown, petulant, boorish, selfish, dangerously innocuous, not-too-bright buffoons… kind of like José and Ozzie Canseco. The Greek gods in Olympus were none too admirable themselves at times, but it’s still a good thing (I think) they won this battle.
This is just a musical suggestion of what their conflict may have entailed before being killed by Zeus' arrows: sleuthing, sneaking, conniving, some god-style fisticuffs, brief false victories, momentary serenity, some femininity and female wiles (since there WERE female gods as well… and Aphrodite was a hottie – at least in the movies!) with the gods ultimately prevailing at the end.
This is the mp3: http://www.dannywilliamsmusic.com/Pelion3.mp3
Here’s the score if you’d like to take a look: http://www.dannywilliamsmusic.com/Pelion3.pdf
The first two mvts. from long, long ago: http://www.dannywilliamsmusic.com/Pelion1.mp3
Thanks for listening!