This is one of the first pieces I wrote that was of consequential length (13 minutes). I am now in a phase where I am visiting some of my older compositions to see if in the years since I have written them, I have learned anything which would help improve them. I did make various changes here and there, and I am finding as I have with some other pieces I am revising that the one area which seems to be most in need of revising is the ending. My earlier endings now seem to me to be fizzles in some cases, not enough energy as I now feel a proper ending should have.
This piece was originally written when I was heavy into progressive rock, and you will certainly hear the influence if you know the genre, but I tried to avoid imitating any particular rock composer, though you may hear a bit of Rick Wakeman (from Yes) in it. I had hoped to record this live on my new electronic piano, but so far I haven't been able to put the practice time into it to do it correctly, so the attached is a computer-generated file.
One other note, if you do listen to the whole thing, you'll notice the playbar gets a little behind the music as it goes, something that I couldn't quite get perfect. Comments as always invited>