Not a musical - a "straight" play. However, I did some underscoring. I took my "flip" video camera to a rehearsal and recorded the scenes to be underscored. Then I imported the video into Sonar Pro and did the scoring.
The Production closes this weekend and was well received. Sold out for the last two weekends in fact.
I agree with Steve's remarks, except I've never heard of The Boxcar Children until now, but just the title paints a picture in the mind. I liked the feel of this music and I'm sure it was thrilling to have your music as part of the play!
Thanks for sharing!
I can see (hear?) where Swinkler and SD feel the Americana influence, but I also felt this piece was worthy of a Cinema Paradiso comparison as well. I too hadn't heard of this series, but after reading about it tonight, your piece certainly reflects the heart and soul of The Boxcar Children.
It's a well defined theme with lots of breathing room; no clutter to take away from the line's inherent beauty. Subtle orchestration and excellent use of those pauses between phrases ... they are so often overlooked and truly elevate a piece of music when they are included.
Wish I could have caught this show! I'm usually out in Iowa once a year, but for obvious reasons, usually not until it's much warmer . I'm sure the production was much enhanced with this beautiful piece.
The Copland Americana feel was intentional given the theme and time frame of the show. I also happen to really love Copeland's work from the 30s and 40's. In fact my working project name in Sonar was "with apologies to aaron copland". Well, as they say" "Steal from the best!"