Approximate time: 3:20 minutes/ q=72 bpm
Woodwinds: Flutes (3), Alto Flute, Clarinet in Eb, Clarinet in Bb
Brass: Horn in F, Flugelhorn in Bb (2), Trombone, Tuba
Rhythm Section: Piano, Electric Guitar, Drum set (brushes), Electric Bass
Strings: Violins (2), Viola, Violoncellos (2)
Note: parts available for Bassoon & Contrabassoon in substitution of Bass Clarinet #2/Baritone Saxophone#2, and other combinations upon request.
Printing: Score-Tabloid (11x 17), Parts-Letter (8.5 x 11)
Subtle vocal chart with a Theme & Variations-esque compositional approach. The main melody reigns as the focus across the whole piece. Solo sections for Flugelhorn #2 and Piano.
Thoughts on the compositional process:
This composition was easy to write and was done in a very short space of time, with all the notes that I felt were meant to be in it, no more, no less. Moreover, the performance process was also effortless, as Areni’s interpretation manifested the embracing character I had intended for it, and trickled down on us all.
Future Perks: In time to come we will have available little video snippets of Jose Gurria (composer), Marc Lowenstein (conductor), as well as some of the featured soloists on each tune of the album. In this way, there will be a broader and more in-depth comprehension of the interpretative aspects of every piece of music. Stay tuned!!!