Ethereal light orchestral piece for strings, piano and harp. Starting with a magical, fantasy feel through high legato strings and fast harp, it soon turns to a more mystical orchestration, melancholic cello becoming more prominent, and introducing a stately motif - something that is boldly developed into a majestic statement as the flow of the music unwinds. Peaceful and steady, while maintaining the grandeur and wonder of an unknown infinite universe, it's a gentle study of questions without answers.
A soft, mid paced orchestral track with a sombre side. A gentle, pulsating string and harp intro featuring solo viola, cello and oboe flourishes into life with string shorts, harp glissandi and orchestral runs before dying down again for the ending. Good use of the vibraphone creates a dreamlike quality to help set an intense, melancholic and nostalgic mood, tinged with a sense of reflection and regret.
Magical orchestral track with a sense of adventure. A gentle, lilting start from the cor anglais grows into a more epic string theme, supported by brass and woodwinds until it finally breaks into the main motif - triumphant, romantic, grand and uplifting. A good mixture of string and woodwind shorts with sweeping string longs, and changes of pace and intensity help to keep the variety high throughout. Moods come and go, instruments fade in and out, but the winter romance is ever present.
Gothic orchestral romance at its fullest and darkest. Deep, rich tones from the legato strings, playful glockenspiel motifs and elegant, metronomic piano themes melt together in a swirling pot of mystery and suspense. Timpani hits and string shorts add drama, harp glissandi adds sparkle, chordal modulations add intrigue - and a final solo violin and piano section adds a touch of tragedy to complete the story. Deeply passionate and compelling.
Wistful orchestral piece for chamber strings. Deliberately slightly ambiguous in rhythm as well as mood, it is at times playful, at times unsettled. With hints of romance and longing through the use of sweeping legato, to carefree pizzicato and eager staccatissimo, it's a diverse piece of 20th century style music showcasing many articulations and emotions, the one constant being it's tenderness throughout.
Light orchestral track of 2 contrasting halves. A soft piano intro sets a pensive tone as the piece builds up, using a delicate solo violin to enhance the mood and woodwinds and strings to grow intensity. As the track continues, so the mood changes as it swoons into a full orchestral celebration of romance and dance, using dynamic strings - shorts, pizzicato, legato and tremolo - over a supportive orchestral backdrop including piano and marimba. What starts as reflective and fragile transforms into an uplifting, romantic and joyous piece.