As you may or may not know, I have my own business as a landscape designer and Spring and Autumn are extremely hectic for me. Hard enough to catch my breath, let alone, compose. But this fall I’ve decided to force myself to take 30 minutes every night and work on composing.
I’m trying to expand my creative output to orchestral writing and this is my first stab at it in a long, long time. It’s for strings only, no brass, woodwinds, or percussion. Keep it simple~(So, I thought!) Wanted to practice string part writing and rendering. The piece is pretty inconsequential. It's really just a study sketch for strings; and I didn’t really have enough time to render it properly, but I felt I needed to post something to let you know I’m still around and that I haven’t forgotten you guys.
The strings are 95% GOS. The solo violin and a few aggressive attacks weren’t in that library so I had to go elsewhere for those samples. I know this library is starting to show its age, but I don’t really possess a new string library yet. I did get GPO a couple months ago, but I haven’t had time to play with it yet. I bought GOS about seven years ago and was going to start orchestral composition then, but my life kind of felt apart for a few years and I had to set music completely aside until last year when I bought a grand piano, (on E-bay , which was brought to me by the sellers in a double wide horse trailer, replete with one horse,…. for balance of the trailer I guess…) anyway, the piano reunited me with the love of music again. Now if I can only get the straw and that funny smell out from between dem keys. LOL
So, that’s it for now. I’ll be back in December, so until then, I hope all your creative spirits shine brightly!
ON THE EDGE