“A Small Hope”

A friend of mine recently remarked that some of my compositions have a few too many instruments. I admit, I love writing a lot of parts. It’s challenging and really helps build interesting textures. However, I considered his comment and set off to write a piece with a small number of instruments. This piece contains strings (basses, cellos, violas, and violins), flute, oboe and guitar. All the instruments are from 8Dio. Chris and I both use and love their stuff! I wanted the strings to play dynamic chords while the woodwinds accompanied with floating melody and beautiful harmony. The guitar comes in during the third section to play picked chords over swelling strings that carry the piece to it’s end. I like the way this piece turned out and will try to write more music with fewer instruments from time to time.

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