Hour by Hour [by Sean Patrick Hannifin]
At thirteen and a half minutes, this is so far my longest piece. I called it "Hour By Hour" because it began as an experiment in which I would work on the piece in hourly increments and chronicle my progress. I wasn't committed to the task and eventually began composing 4 or 5 hours at a time; when the juices are flowing it's just easier to keep going. The piece didn't seem to want to end and kept writing itself. Well, it's not long by Mahler's standards, but still quite a task for me. In the end I spent about some 30 hours during 3 months writing this thing. I'm quite happy the results!