**PLEASE SEE VIDEOSCORE FOR MUCH BETTER SOUND QUALITY**
After a rather extended break from posting to this site, I'm back! I've been fairly busy composing a large work for a competition (may get posted on here at some point), and more recently with exams (as of this writing, I have just one left in under 12 hours). Nevertheless, I have returned, and greet you just as enthusiastically as ever.
You may notice that my orchestra has diminished since my last composition, for which there is a reason. I used to use the same orchestra for all my compositions; this started out at a fairly typical early romantic orchestra, albeit with a larger string section, and gradually grew into what is now a 167-piece orchestra. This, obviously, will not fit under even the biggest of West End theatres, so I inevitably needed to shrink it down somewhat. The result is this 28-piece orchestra (for comparison, The Phantom of the Opera utilises a 27-piece orchestra). The orchestra is a mix of those from Phantom and Jesus Christ Superstar.
The piece itself is sung by George, to Lennie and Candy, near the end of the first act (just before Lennie crushes Curley's hand). He is singing about the ranch they dream of buying. As the song progresses he believes more and more in this fantasy; the illusion is shattered moments later as Lennie fights Curley, and George is brought back to the reality of their situation.
As always is on my computer, the concert pitch toggle is not working properly. I'm sure you can cope.
Again, please listen to the videoscore, rather than the normal version; the videoscore uses the correct soundfont (for those who are new to this site, a soundfont tells the program what sounds to associate each instrument to. Look in the online handbook on how to change your soundfont. Unfortunately, this site only plays the default soundfont, so dynamic markings meant for a different soundfont will not have the same effect).
Feel free to comment and favourite. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.