Air

Composer
Year of composition
2005
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

Air is the second piece I composed as part of a group of pieces to be named "The Elements." It is supposed to depict the "light," "fluffy" quality of air as well as the beauty when in the air. I originally came up with a bird story, about happy go-lucky birds and then a lonely bird that sees the true beauty of the land when flying alone, only to rejoin the others.

This piece was started for a project in my senior year of high school. I had originally had an idea I really liked (the 'A' section), but didn't know what to do with it, so it sat unedited for a long time. Then I had an idea for a small ensemble piece (the 'B' section), but the ensemble never formed so I adapted that idea for orchestra.

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