Symphony No. 1: Second Movement

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available


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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