Medium sized chamber / church work for instrumental soloists (euphonium and clarinet). Reflective, melodic, warm, and engaging.
Creative Vision for the Track:
Intended to provide a backdrop for personal reflection before Mass. A call for peace, unity, acceptance, and compassion.
This is a follow up work to my “Pax Prelude” that I did several years ago. I received an email saying “Pax” will be used as part of the prelude music for my church during the Easter season. They also asked if my wife and I could record a duet for them (her on clarinet, me on euphonium) for similar use.
As I thought about “Pax Prelude” I thought about the desperate need for unity and compassion here in 2021. “Unity Prelude” is the result.
The piece is structured so it can work as on-line, sync music behind meditative photos or passages. It’s dually scored to be able to be played live by the music ministry in our church. The solo voices (euphonium and clarinet) align with my wife’s and my instruments. We haven’t played in church in over a year. We miss our community and making music together in person.
Please enjoy the music. May it bring you peace.
Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc):
Key: Eb major
Harmony: Voicings in fourths (open and closed) for the majority of the piece. Chords move between Eb and Db in the “A” section. “B” section ascends through modified Eb chords (e.g. F-11, Eb/G, AbLydian, Bbsus4 and sus2) cadencing with a deceptive Db rather than Bb7sus.
Main Instruments used:
Euphonium: ARK 2
DrumSet: Studio Drummer