Papa Dementia's Grillin'

For Symphony Orchestra


Uploaded on Feb 28, 2019

Papa Dementia's Grillin' is an old inside joke which became the name of a little piano song years ago which gradually swallowed up bigger and bigger scores to become this which I am posting now. The writing (or, I should say, curation) of this 'Papa Dementia's Grillin'' and my string quartet 'Nonlinear Development' has reunited me and musescore once again for the first time in years. I want to take the opportunity to thank those of you who have been active members in this community who provided encouragement to me in my early days. Even though I was most definitely a terrible composer, you helped delude me into thinking I had a talent for songwriting, which kept me writing and writing. I am truly shocked by what I used to believe was good music -- and how fuckin pompous I acted about my songs too -- and I am now aware that in years to come, 'Papa Dementia's Grillin'' will too look comparably awful as well. It is my hope that by its rediscovery I will be a competent composer, but for now, I can only do what I've always done under the guise of this goal-- misguided or not, I intend to keep practicing. I would be honored by your feedback as this score has been formatted to fit most orchestral competition's instrument listings (I do not expect to be picked as a finalist for any, but it's thrilling nonetheless to submit). It's exciting to feel proud of something again, even though I know exactly where the pride goes once I give a song enough time to really sit in it's own mediocrity-- for me to discover it once again months later and understand how bad it always was. This isn't supposed to be a complaint; it’s a wonderful process that's kept me updating and improving for what will soon be half my life; I am a freshman in college this year. When I started using musescore, I was ten years old. In any case, it's been a true privilege to learn and grow with everyone here. Musescore is a resource of respect and compassion, and I hope the world is braced for its music, because it carries the power of our authentic and personal motivation with it.

Papa Dementia Grilling Orchestra Symphony Minimal Minimalist Steve Reich Philip Glass Laurie Anderson Competition Strings Piano Harp Cello Viola Concert Concerto

Pages 50
Duration 14:24
Measures 517
Key signature 3 sharps
Parts 29
Part names Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(2), Bassoon(2), French Horn(2), Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion(4), Timpani, Harp, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Strings(5)
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