Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon(2), Timpani, Percussion, Piano, Cello, Strings(5)
Quite a long time ago my friend spontaneously felt the need to compose a play. He titled it "Regulus" after the main character, who is a young mathematician driven insane by the infinite possibilities held within the cosmos. He wrote the prologue, which was a very long monolog interrupted sporadically by the musings of a Greek chorus, eventually ending in his psychological demise, and very promptly became bored with the project and never resumed it. Skip forward a year or two, there I am finishing this. It will most likely become a part of my upcoming large orchestral work "An American in Reykjavik" (all ye Gershwin fans should get the reference), but for the moment I am posting it as an individual piece, and upon thinking back to the play that once my friend possessed, I figured that this would fit perfectly along side the general vibe of climactic mental collapse. My friend will be pleased to hear this one.
P.S. I did my best with the mixer but, fair warning, the cello solo is barely audible =/
P.P.S. This definitely should have been written in 3/4 |=\
UPDATE 7/30: I have made the strings part louder; changed the double bass part so that it will stand out better; added a fermata and a whole note for the clarinet at measure thirty eight; added a Tam-tam.