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Waltz Finished

Just finished up the rough draft on the Waltz today:  Hoorah!! Going to put it into Finale(r) soon and see what changes need to be made.  YAY!

Symphonic Poem Update

Thinking and mulling over things, I have sketched out my mind some of a section of my Symphonic Poem.  This section will have a very rhythmic, almost military march-like quality in the strings (perhpas col legno?), but in changing meters so that it feels disjunct.  This will be to have a sense of order underlying the section, yet chaotic and almost "disorderly order."  This will be punctuated with occasional sharp sforzando chord clusters in a very nature-like manner (like Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"). Over the strings in their disjointed march will be a fearful, depressed melody in the low brass.

My intent with this section is to depict sorrow and terror, and I think the low brass melody, with the constant rhythmic drive in the strings with the prodding and stabbing sforzandos will depict this accurately.

Viola Quintet: finished final draft

My Viola Quintet is finished! Hoorah!  I have even got it printed up all nice and neat and everything.  I'm hoping to have it performed in maybe this or the next Student Composer's Recital on campus.  I'll have to see what happens.

New Stuff!

Yay!!  New content on my blog!  There is now a list of compositions, one containing a link to the 1st movement of my string quartet on YouTube. (Hey, look at that, there's even a link in this post).

Tone Poem

I decided yesterday morning that a major project I would like to embark upon will be a tone poem.  This will give me a chance to have a more free-form setting in which to explore the use of an orchestra and to stretch my capability as a composer into the realms of romanticism which I would like to be better fluent in.  I am excited!
More than that I will share later, and other great things soon enough!  (currently, my internet access is limited, so more later might be a little bit in coming).

Beginning Post

As a beginning post to this Web Log, I wish to say . . . ugh, welcome to my web log.  I hope through this to chronicle some of my composition efforts, as well as to make available my compositions to the public.  I hope to expand this soon to include my composition efforts, completed works, and perhaps even some performances of my compositions.