Years ago I studied “contemporary concert music”, maybe better known as “modern classical”. Very early into my exploration, long before I had done a deep dive into harmony, counterpoint and such, I did this little joke recording. For the most part it came out pretty well. OK, the timpani rolls are, well, they sound more like machine guns than a musical instrument. I think overall the orchestration came out pretty well, particularly when you remember that I whipped this up in an afternoon.
Again, there are a lot of little jokes hidden in here. Some of the obvious ones – the melody broken up so different instruments play only one or two notes of it, relying on the entire orchestra to make the simple line. Or the poor clarinettist who can’t seem to be able to find the right notes in his solo, even when the first violinist comes by to help…
I hope you have fun with this.
Oh yeah, almost forgot, the artwork in the video is mine. The animation is based on a painting I did years ago. i made the creepy animation at Halloween one year and decided to use it here. It fits the theme ;)