|ALL SONGS ARE FULLY COVERED BY COPYRIGHT|
A modern symphony done with digital instruments.
The symphony is an attempt to express a whole new set of feelings. I had, for a long time, been looking for something a little different in my music and this “flowing” name had popped into my head and I, at first, dismissed it. However, upon reflection I thought, “Why not”. This answered several desires.
The album will not appeal to the purists as it is electronically created but what else can one do when you do not have a symphony orchestra at your disposal. This album is an attempt to get the whole idea of this symphony across with the hopes that someday, a symphony orchestra may take it up.
Of course, there is the rules that have been broken in the fourth movement. Looking for a way to make part of the fourth movement clearly Australian, I have introduced something new to the woodwind section - a didgeridoo. Definitely not traditional but none the less, a woodwind instrument.
In this movement the sonata form has
been used and the breakdown of the parts are as follows:
Principal Subject—Vladimir Valentine: This introduces the key subject of the whole symphony as it endeavours, through variations, to portray a young woman who is full of life and has a desire to move onward in life.
Second Subject– Beautiful Body: This section endeavours to capture the physical beauty of the principle subject.
Closing Subject– The Smile: Here there is a desire to portray the wonderfully expressive smile that is so infectious to those around her.
Throughout the movement, each part is carefully expanded so as to create a mental picture of Svetlana and all that she truly is.
SECOND MOVEMENT— BEAUTY OF LOVE
This movement develops the aspect of
love and the romance of the woman.
It uses the rondo form quite effectively to portray this development
and the changes that occur.
First Section– Love Is A Wonder: Captures the excitement of a new love and the wonder of that love, that it should have even occurred, because of the distance of separation.
Second Section– Love Is Just Begun: Portrays the mystique of a new love that promises to be the rest of her life.
Third Section– What Is This Feeling?: She endeavours to come to an understanding of this new love.
THIRD MOVEMENT—TOGETHER IN TIME
This is the wedding movement: the
fulfilment of the love in the vows of
marriage. Ternary format was deemed as ideal for this movement.
First Section– We Become One, Forever: The first development of this theme is actually the wedding march. In the repeat section the march is now the unison of two people in love, having become one through the vows of marriage.
Second Section– The Vows Of Love: The two lovers make their vows of commitment before God and their friends.
FOURTH MOVEMENT—FOREVER, TOGETHER
The use of the variations form in this movement allows for the changes from the traditional and old country (Winter Wonderland), she travels the distance (The Journey) to her new homeland of Australia (My New Homeland) to settle down for life with her husband and to experience the joys and trials of marriage. In this movement, the Australian aspect has been emphasised through the drones of the didgeridoo as an ‘introduced’ instrument into the woodwind section of the symphony orchestra.
Downloading the album (35MB in size) will give you all 4 movements plus the CD Insert cover (actual size for printing) and a file of the contents that will also fit in a CD case. The file is a zipped file and will need to be unzipped.
The music and recording are all Australian.
PRICE: FREEORDER CD NUMBER: SEM2004009
|ALL SONGS ON THIS ALBUM ARE
WRITTEN BY R. J. BURLING