Track Description: This is a strange little piece I wrote initially for a competition but decided against entering it. Written for full orchestra. A couple of caveats: I write mostly by ear, and only do chord analysis for modulations; as such, many of the chords I use I cannot name - so please be forgiving if some of the harmonies I use in this piece are not exactly standard structure. Second caveat: I know the ending is a little over the top for a short piece, but I figured it fits the character of the story.
My Creative Vision: It tells a story of a woman who likes a tad too much to get into mischief. Finally she gets into a situation that was far more than she bargained for. It’s a bit comical but also a smidgen ominous.
Composition Overview: The piece starts with a solo English Horn (one of my favorite instruments) accompanied by other winds, a tuba and muted trumpet. The melody moves into the cellos, and finally to the fully orchestra. The middle of the piece involves once again the English horn, followed by pizzicato strings, culminating in a solo bells passage, which then gets very quiet…in preparation for the surprise of the piece. The rest of the piece is a fairly standard ending, with a wind interlude in waltz form.
The piece starts in the key of B Minor and goes through a number of key modulations.
Main Sounds: As I usually do for orchestral works, I make use primarily of the East West sound libraries for strings, wind, brass and sometimes percussion. I like the sound of these libraries for the small cost.