Here is my latest composition. This is a “piano quintet” with a very emotional vibe to it. I put piano quintet in quotes as it’s not really solo strings, but Orchestral Tool’s Tableau Chamber Strings, which is the first time I’ve used this library, but the sound comes across as being more of a solo quintet in my opinion. It’s a nice library, but I feel the violins I patch is a little lackluster; for whatever reason, it contains a few less articulations than all the other patches and it’s mid register sounds a bit artificial to my ears, but in context with the other instruments, it passes.
My initial inspiration for this track was really non-existent, I was just improvising with the instrument patches to see how they sounded but then came up with the cello melody in the intro and took it from there. At first it was just going to be a quartet and I used the piano to map out the chords, but as usual, I ended up leaving it in😄 From there I tried to make a musical description of the feelings of reminiscing about passed events in life that one might regret not being choosing to do, or not see through to conclusion and leaving them unfinished.
The piece is in C minor and largely sticks to diatonic chords, with a few chromatic passing tones in the melodies. I also went from Gm as the dominant to G or Bb to B dim as the 7th to create some classical-style C natural minor to C harmonic minor movement that has a real nice emotional color.
Orchestral Tool’s Tableau Chamber Strings
Orchestral Tools Berlin Inspire Steinway Grand Piano
Native Instruments Kontakt Electric Bass
Percussion: Audio Imperia Nucleus drum kit
Mixed/Mastered with iZotope Ozone 9
Thanks for listening!