This has taken me so long because I wanted to tell a story as well as compose the best piece of music I possibly could. It's been a while since I truly agonized over a transition, a notes velocity, or it's specific tuning. I have learned so much from composing this piece and I would like to thank everyone who gave me feedback and advice--it really helped a lot.
If you like this, please check out 'Good and Evil'. You can find it on all streaming platforms (except for Apple Music because reasons) or under the 'Sets' tab on my user profile.
Sunset at Sea | Condensed Version | Finalist in the National Young Composers Competition! (Sadly not a winner though)
Huge thanks to Brinson Moore for doing the audio for me! PAINTING HERE - https://d1lfxha3ugu3d4.cloudfront.net/images/opencollection/objects/size4/32.845_PS2.jpg
Hey! I'm really excited about this project because it has so much to explore. this piece is probably not what you're expecting from the name, but I chose the name because of the title of the painting.
I see in the painting 3 major things. the waves, sunset, and the clouds. I have 3 main themes that will be used in this piece, the "Waves" theme, the "Sun" theme, and the "Clouds" theme.
I really like writing in this style, material seems to come a little easier when I do this type of piece than other styles I do. anywho, I hope you enjoy what I have so far! :D
The 7/8 time signature is the signature time of the traditional and folk music of nations of former Yugoslavia.
Not every kolo is written in 7/8 and not every 7/8 folk tune is a kolo but there are is a large intersection between the two sets.
Since the structure of the 7/8 time signature of the first movement was (3+2+2)/8, and of the second movement (2+2+3)/8, I’ve decided to go with the remaining combination of (2+3+2)/8 for the third and last movement. I have never heard a kolo with this particular variant of 7/8 but anyway gave it a try.
All three movements: https://musescore.com/user/75150/sets/5097494
audio can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s83sH8DHXoQ
There are some techniques that are used that soundfonts can't really replicate, so it would sound different in real life :)
Also the last chord would be a volume swelled bell attack like how Baroque pieces usually end :)
- The subtitle could also be "Floating in Space" (because of the image Vigo got listening to it, and now I see it too lol)
A calm piece for String Orchestra with a very free chord progression.
It doesn't really have a melody, but its melody is within the chords allowing your own ears to pickup a melody that may or may not be different from what another person hears :)
Audio made with Edirol Orchestral: Slow Strings mixed with Full Strings.
SO I WAS SELECTED AS THE WINNER FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION!!! - http://music.umsl.edu/composercompetition.html
I couldn't help doing some modifications...it's the final version now, I hope so...:)
I felt this deserves more than just 1:20 minutes so here it is, I am pretty happy with it.
What do you guys think? :)
"The adventure starts, quests lie ahead and with faith in yourself you walk into this new unknown world."
This is the link to the first draft I posted a few days ago: