Trio For Flute, Guitar, and Cello
This trio was also composed, recorded, and mixed down with my Mixcraft programs. As with the other pieces that appear on this EC page it uses sampled instrument sounds. This piece was done with the intention of being as melodic and tonal as possible. Mostly, it is modal, with various shifts in mode and tonality, but avoiding atonal and abrupt effects. Done largely as a respite from the more challenging atonal and disjunct pieces I'd been doing. But I definitely wanted to avoid the usual, boring "New Wave" sound that would be normally associated with "pretty" tonal music with this instrument combination.
Most interesting and unexpected--just out of curiosity, is this a piece that could, with many pages of sheet music, be performed by such a trio live? Or does it exist only as a recorded document? Not that it makes any real difference. Like I said, just curious. It's quite beautiful, but without any saccharine too-sweet prettiness. I could see myself listening to this at a music school recital somewhere (with a bunch of snooty classical music academes frowning in the rear...).
Tom, thank you for this! I finally had the opportunity to sit down and listen to this purely for personal (non EC Editor) enjoyment and found it to be quite pleasing whilst eating lunch. I appreciate you sharing your new audioworks here at EC. The friends here appreciate it too, I'm sure.
Very nice work! It had me visualizing a warm afternoon outdoors.
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