Arachnid



Uploaded on Jan 13, 2019

It's about a spider who's tailoring her web when a prey fall on it, and she rejoices, cause she can now feast!

"The image I had on my head while composing this: it starts with the spider working its web (represented by the eights rhythm, in 8 notes phrases = for 8 legs), but without the spider appearing. She makes another tie. When theme A enters (misaligned from the bass to become slightly more uncomfortable), the spider finally appears and is walking back and forth weaving threads and more strings, and ends when the theme ends on that Eb. And soon after comes theme B, which represents the prey, as she's looking at it coming, ignorant of her presence there.

The first ff is when the insect falls into the web and the spider gets excited and begins to run (piccolos in staccato descending chromatic), and the second is when it finally gets to her prey, and rejoices (first tutti). The song continues, decreasing to ppp, and she's now wrapping her prey, which is the theme C, and each group of eighth notes and quarter is another wrap that she gives, and the woodwinds in alternating rhythm between the spider motif and the staccato represent of her joy in doing that.

And finally the last tutti, stronger than the previous one and with theme B (of the prey), is when she finally feasts on the prey she has captured, and it is delicious, and soon afterwards the song dies, as well as the poor insect who was caught in her web!"

orchestral spider web composition

Pages 18
Duration 01:20
Measures 67
Key signature natural
Parts 15
Part names Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass
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