Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sometimes the music just hits me....

Monday afternoon I found myself humming some music. I was making it up as I went along, and eventually I had to write it down.
After a few hours it had become a 54-measure-long piece, scored for our entire ensemble.
(Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, Chimes, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, and Cello.)
What fun!
So I spent all of Monday night printing out the parts. Tuesday afternoon I made copies for everyone, and Tuesday evening I took it to band, where we rehearsed it!
I'm pleased with how it turned out.
With a little tweaking here and there, it's possible we might be able to perform it at one of our concerts.
Cool, huh?


Anonymous said...

That is so cool! I am in awe of those who create. I can play whatever is in front of me, but can't create a thing (or play from memory for that matter). Way to go!!
Any chance you'll record it and post it here for us to hear?

metalmom said...

I'm with Anonymous. I'm jealous of your creativity. All I can create is a mess.

Juby said...
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Janna said...

Peggy: I have a WAV recording of the generic MIDI voice, but I don't know how to post it.

Metalmom: One person's "mess" is another person's masterpiece. So maybe you are an artist anyway!

Kyle: Why did you delete your comment??? I thought it was funny!