May 21, 2006

Two of them were walking

I've just finished realizing the orchestration of Symphonic Poem 2 -- my first in many years, written for James on his birthday. This one is built up around the themes of the walk to Emmaus, and is called "Two of them were walking into the country." It isn't strictly programmatic, but rather reflects the themes of sorrow and joy, concealment and revelation, the paschal mystery and the recognition in broken bread, "and he vanished from their sight."

The piece was written using Finale composition software and realized with the Garritan Personal Orchestra. Enjoy! (You'll need software capable of playing mp3, and a highspeed connection for best effect...)


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