Symphony No. 1: Second Movement

Composer
Year of composition
2004
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

WORK IN PROGRESS AND TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUED (I seem to have a lot of these!)

I have a plan for this Symphony. It's probably been done before, but possibly not this way. However, I'll keep the plan secret until it's completed.

This movement is meant to signify tragic loss, heartbreak, being down in the dumps in a big way etc. While it may sound petty, the reason why I started this movement first was because last year, about this time, I became pet-less for the first time in my life. I loved my cat to bits, and she clearly returned the sentiments, so it destroyed my world when I heard she'd died.

I'm purposefully avoiding using the tonic chord in a strong position until the end of this movement, which I have planned out. Just not the bit in the middle.

It's the first time I've really tried anything slow, so I hope it's not too boring. Also, I have serious doubts about the harp bit in the middle - if it's impossible, well… I'll have to think of something. It sounds good though…

Please tell me what you think.

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