--Just like a late night movie- this post is a re-run from
LAST year's Halloween contest--For those who didn't catch it the first time, here's what I put together--BOO!
Waltzing With Witches
(click the title for MP3)
(image adapted from the poster I designed
for a production of "The Crucible")
Written especially for the occasion
of the Garritan Halloween celebration, 2007
Deep in the woods a chilling wind whistles through barren branches.
Before you see them, you hear their strange music, and then their rippling laughter as you make your way deeper into the macramé of under growth there in the heart of the forest.
There they are, in a small clearing, stately evergreens towering over the scene. Crones as well as young girls, laughing as they catch sight of you, and their whirling waltz around a campfire begins.
You're drawn into the group, and you grasp a welcoming hand.
You are waltzing with witches.
The atmosphere of abandoned revelry gives way to an almost palpable and manic spirit which envelops you and your mysterious companions.
Dizziness - you let go the hand - spinning slowly and unsteadily away from the group.
Laughter again as you step back into the shadows, and even before you've reached the perimeter of those wild woods, you aren't sure if you've been dreaming, or if you indeed have been--
--waltzing with witches.
Garritan Libraries predominate.All instruments and sounds in Order of Appearance:
1-Wind Machine - GPO
2-Cellos KS - GPO
3-Contrabass Clarinet Solo - GPO
4-women laughing - edited sound effect .wav file played through the SFZ Sound Font/Sample player
5-English Horn Solo 1 - GPO
6-Full Strings - GPO
7-Harpsichord - GPO
8-Piano - JABB - Two instances, detuned from each other
9-Harmonium - VST instrument
10-The Garritan Strad
11-Finger Cymbals - Concert and Marching Band
12-Dulcimer - Sound Font through SFZ
13-Glass Armonica - GPO
14-Tambourine - GPO
15-Theremin - VST instrument "Super Spook Keys"
16-Tympani and Cymbals - GPO
17-Flute Group 1 - CMB
18-Bb Clarinet Group 1 - CMB
19-Rainstick - JABB
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE