Morning Rain (UPDATED)
Uploaded on Jun 13, 2017
Note: SORRY FOR DUPLICATE POST. Since I uploaded this version online as a private and temporary test version, I lost the ability to use the "update current score" feature on the old version: https://musescore.com/user/6143321/scores/2214806 when uploading online via Musescore software itself, which was annoying. So that really left me with no choice but to upload a duplicate score, obviously different from the old version.
So I finally took the time to expand this piece... It's definitely a big step forward to what I envisioned this piece to be from the beginning, and I'm proud of the changes and additions I've made. There's always room for improvement though. Every day since I started updating the score (For real), I came up with new ideas and changes to the piece that I struggled to come up with the previous day, so I guess even after uploading, something will always bother me and I'll feel desperate to fix it somehow. Oh well, at least I got something to pass the time while I do nothing but work, deal with crappy people, and sleep, all while being lonely and bored.
6/14/17: Altered ending slightly
6/16/17: Added additional solo section
6/19/17: Dedicated the piece to a good friend of mine. I hope this helps heal you my friend.
10/7/17: Some minor tweaks throughout.
THOUGHTS FROM THE COMPOSER:
As you're listening, a lot of you will almost certainly hear elements of Eric Whitacre and maybe even a little George Gershwin. If you're a gamer and have played Halo 3: ODST, then you will definitely hear heavy influences from there as well. I draw heavily from this piece here by Whitacre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r04aLSdmYWM
Definitely NOT on par with Whitacre or Gershwin, but hey, I'm still damn proud of my creation.
What I went after with this piece was not only to paint a picture of a peaceful, melancholic, gloomy, and rainy morning, but to somehow capture this idea that the rain is represented by the tears of God or Mother Nature or Earth itself if you like, shed due to the pain, suffering, and conflict in the world. While gloominess, sadness, and even anger is experienced in the piece, there is also hope, optimism about the day ahead or the future in general, and/or consolation for the good that we have and the good that is still in the world.
The strange unresolved ending represents an uncertain, temporary peace. The song and the rain ends peacefully, but that unresolved 4th creating a minor second hints that there will still be pain and suffering and that indeed there may never be true resolution.
Crying is not necessarily pleasant at the time, but in the end, it relieves stress and makes you feel a whole lot better. I would know :) We all need a good cry every now and then.
And that is my take on the piece. But of course, I still leave it open to your own interpretation.
OG version of Morning Rain here!: https://musescore.com/user/6143321/scores/2214806
Some may even like the shorter version better!
|Key signature||4 flats|
|Part names||Viola, Cello, Strings(2), Piano, Harpsichord(2), Percussion, Sound effects(3)|
|Privacy||Everyone can see this score|
|License||None (All rights reserved)|