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On "Skating"

Revised as of 1/28/15, Skating is my most finished piece to date. It's from a three-movement work called Three Winter Scenes.  It's an impressionistic piece, intended to depict skaters on a frozen pond or river, and attempts to capture the exhilaration of being outside on a cold but beautiful winter day, as well as the elements of snow, sun, clouds, etc. Sounds are Garritan, Vienna, Cinematic Strings2 and EWSO Gold, as well as some sounds from Sonar. While I strive for transparency,…


Added by michael diemer on January 28, 2015 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments


"Solstice" is the first movement of "Three Winter Scenes." It was written after a poem I wrote in my twenties called "Winter Sunset." The poem was about watching a beautiful sunset on a very cold day, and wondering where my life was going. The last lines were "Where were the clouds hurrying to? Their motion in that dark sky was all I saw." The music tries to capture the cold beauty of a winter sunset, and also the slow ticking of time down to the moment of the Solstice, the first…


Added by michael diemer on September 19, 2014 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

On Symphonata 2, second movement, part 1

A pastoral movement. I'll post part 2 when it's completed, which will be awhile. This music is the first I've posted that has Vienna Instruments. The French Horn solo that opens the piece is from  VI, and the only FH I have that really works there. The beautiful oboe which takes over is from  Garritan. I've yet to hear a better oboe from East West or Vienna. But then, I only have the basic libraries. Hopefully the sound is better than Skating, which will be remixed at some point. Thanks for…


Added by michael diemer on July 24, 2013 at 10:53pm — 3 Comments

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