This is actually the FIRST piece that I finished early last year for what will eventually be a collection of compositions titled, "Orchestral Art Songs #1". This piece is titled, "Winter in Mid-January". (The piece that I shared earlier, "Spring in Mid-May" was written after "Winter. . . ", and will also be included in the four-piece set of compositions.)
I'm using the exact same set of instrumental libraries in this piece as will be used for all pieces for "Orchestral Art Songs' #1". The instrumental libraries used were: GPO, JABB and Kirk Hunter's Concert Strings 2 and Concert Brass 2. The audio/sequencing program used was Apple's Logic Pro 9 using its own EQ and Reverb plug-ins. The piece was composed using the old "Pencil to Blank Manuscript Paper" method, by the way. Someday I might try using my happy and underused Finale 2011 program as the main tool to compose music, but for now I'm using the old method of writing music.
The sub-title to this piece can be called, "Repeat That Cliche #4"!! When I went to write this piece, not only was the manuscript paper blank but my mind was blank as well. I used an old tried-and-true method of getting the creative vibes going to help fill that blank mind with sounds and ideas. I used the power of CHORD CLICHES! LOL! It will be noticed when (or if) you listen to this piece. Can you guess the chord progression?!?!? LOL! There is a reason why this particular piece could be titled, "Repeat That Cliche #4". LOL! Actually, I'll most probably re-titled all of the pieces to this larger work. They are only titles and don't necessarily reflect any feeling or sentiment involved with the four seasons of the year.
Again, the composition is what it is. However, any suggestions to bettering the sound quality are always welcomed!
Please let me know if you have problems opening and listening to this MP3 file. Here is Winter in Mid-January
Peace. . . and happy composing, folks!