Movement 7 "Children's March" is very straight forward in melody, harmony and phrasing. I tried to create interest by varying the orchestration, through modulation, and through an increase in tempo.
Movement 8 "Peter Pan" is also straight forward except for the use of the lowered 7th creating a borrowed chord (minor instead of major) in the harmony. Tempo change and melodic variation add some interest.
This completes "Neverland" for woodwind quintet and narrator. I enjoyed working on this composition and look forward to hearing recordings of it when it is performed by members of the Woodwind Quintet Commissioning Consortium.
export my Sibelius Music Notation file as a movie (new to version 7.5).
I also use Noteperformer software for the sounds. These are sample
sounds, but the software also includes an algorithm that
reads ahead in the music and phrases the music according to context,
therefore making the realization closer to live performance. I upload
these videos to youtube and embed the video after the poetry for each
movement. I hope that this technology allows the reader to have an
easier experience and a more realistic performance. To see
and hear what I have discussed, go to http://www.cooppress.net/Neverland_WW5_blog.html.
As always, your comments are appreciated.