Wanderlust Baroque rock song with a real quartet (and electric guitar solo). [more inside]
Sequenced version, using boring presets, via pre-Digital performer via a Mac Classic - of my quartet for flute, alto sax, french horn, and classical guitar. I had not taken orchestration, and had no idea how impossible this was going to be. Another piece from school, 1993. [more inside]
The title comes from the Clint Eastwood movie but God only knows what that has to do with the track....
It was 1990 when I first listened to the Quartet for Strings, No. 8 by Dmitri Shostakovich. I had just gotten out of high school and had not yet started college. That didn't stop me from trying -- emphasis on "try" -- to write my own string quartet. This piece has "student work" and "movie soundtrack" written all over it, but for a product by a beginning teenaged songwriter, it's ambitious. Programmed in Reason without dynamic markings.