This piece for orchestra is a tribute to the fight for freedom and hope for peace for the Ukrainian people.
Musically, I wanted to explore new harmonic content (for me). I made an effort to focus on form and consciously reach a climatic point, mapping out the piece ahead of time.
I extensively used augmented chords with major 7ths, which led to some elusive and rich-sounding themes. Another technique used throughout was “senza vibrato” (no vibrato) to give a colder, but pure sound, especially in the strings.
Instrumentation for a medium/small sized orchestra: winds in pairs, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, timp, 1 perc, harp, piano, and strings.
I hope you enjoy this piece, and I look forward to your feedback.