It's been a LONG while since I posted anything in the Listening Room. Its been a LOOONG time since I finished writing another orchestral composition. (I wish that there were more hours in a day and more days in a week. )
Anyway. . .
Here's another orchestral piece titled, "The Appetizer". Click Here It's actually the second number of a series of composition (still in the writing) that will form my first, ever, musical suite. The title of this suite will be "Musical Sweet". Pun intended!
The Appetizer utilizes the same orchestral instrumentation (and instrumental libraries) of the previous composition that I posted here back in April 2008 that it now titled The Menu. (The Menu used to be titled "Industrial Pleasure".) About 75 to 80% of the instruments used are from the GPO and JABB libraries (of course!). I also use Garritan's Stradivari for the solo violin sounds. (Why was that wonderful library discontinued??? ) As mentioned in previous posts, I've never been extensively trained in orchestration. Many, many, many moons ago I've taken very basic percussion and basic string writing courses. Unfortunately, that's the extent of formal education in writing for the orchestra (which took place 25+ years ago!).
I'm having a BLAST! (Whenever I make the time to actually write any music, that is.) I've already started writing the third orchestral composition to my "Musical Sweet". Who knows?!?! I might even finish the next piece by the end of 2008! For now, though, I share to you my second composition to "Musical Sweet", The Appetizer .
With regards to the composition itself, it is what it is. Please feel free to offer comments/suggestions with regards to the orchestration and mix. The orchestration and mix can easily be modified/edited.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to listen to the piece.
As always, Happy Composing, folks!