Daybreak at Kinsale
3 movements influenced by Baroque composers such as Purcell and Vivaldi.
100% GPO with only solo instruments used to get a feel of a chamber orchestra.
Music and lyrics by me, except movement 3 where the text is written by the english poet John Donne 1572-1631.
Singers (as they appear)
Alto 1 and 2: Maria Hedman
Baritone1 and 2: Micael Ryding
Background vocal: myself
Soprano 1-4: Åsa Wetter
A mini symphony i F#minor, my favourite key. It is very tonal, romantic also.
Consists of three movements, morning, noon and evening. Tempo varies a lot, and the last part has a different meter (3/4.) I tried to stick to a certain theme, and vary it in three ways - straight 4/4, march and waltz. Recycling of certain melodic elements also.
100% GPO it is.
My first try on film scoring, it is supposed to be something for the adventure genre, western typically. EWQLSO should have been ideal here but I used GPO and CCC since it was what I had. I thought it would be a good experience to see if it is possibly to tweak GPO to the more expressive EWQLSO. I probably buy the latter soon, it seams so much easier for more heavy and aggressive styles...
Maybe a little bit neo-classic. The lyrics (in swedish) is from the first part of the old norse Edda, where the creation myth and the world's end is explained by a wise-women's prophecy. There are many verses, I only used #3 and 59, which are about creation and resurrection. The world's end is instrumental and illustrated by the falling notes and "ugly" sounds.
Sung by Maria Hedman.
Instruments from GPO, choir and instrument effects from CCC. About 50/50 I think, and it doesn't sound typical GPO to me.