Thanks for listening, David.
In each composition, I always have a "blank page" feeling when I start
thinking about a new movement. Do I want a fast/slow/fast; complex rhythmn such as 9/8 or 12/8, etc.?
If it sounds good after it's finished, it seems clear. If I feel incomplete, than I probably made the wrong choice.
I think that's why the CLASSIC Perriod would have been more comfortable.
Thanks for listening, Phil.
When I played my clarinet in the various bands over the years, I
always felt a sense of meaning or drama within the piece. It usually didn't have anything to do with the name. It was the movement, intensity and
character of the line within the composition. Every time I played Elsa's Procession I felt that intensity to the point that I still feel it when I hear the music.
As I write, I feel the same things, but I can't describe a story. It's more like the combinations of all of the above as they interact in the music.