Here’s a piece I recently recorded for Piano and string orchestra called Remember me this way [Audio http://radiomovies.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/14-the-tomb-of-glenn-gould.mp3]
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I wanted to write something optimistic and melancholy at the same time – playful, but with an undercurrent of an elegy. Not sure if I got there!
I heard a lovely eulogy the other day, where someone I’d been very fortunate to know was described as ‘a man with no corners’. What a great way to be remembered!
I think you accomplished what you set out to do with the melody. It’s a very free flowing song with just a hint of elegy, just enough to be noticed.
I really enjoyed it. Great job!
Love the rhythmic energy! 7/8 is a great meter when used well. Mixing a melodic strain in the high strings with the layers of rapid piano ostinatos while the low strings give it an almost ominous undercurrent…. Really enchanting. I didn’t want it to end.
Can I have a copy? 😀
This is exquisite! I think you’ve captured your goal rather well. Like Molly, I didn’t want it to end; it had an internal perpetual motion impulse, without being repetitive.