Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Abstract

In the beginning of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Silmarillion, he compares the creation of Middle-earth to a song. My research goal for this summer is to produce an original, full-length interpretation of what that song might have sounded like. The orchestration of my composition will contain a separate instrument for each of the […]

Musical Composition—Project Summary

The 3 pieces are finished and turned in, and look like this: One solo piano piece in C minor, One solo piano piece in E major, And one piece for piano and violin in G The MIDI playback on Finale (my music-writing program) is surprisingly good, so for a basic recording for my presentation I […]

Music Composition—Post

As I mentioned in the abstract, the process of composition can be a little oblique, so trying to make something of a map of my process might be an exercise in futility.  What I can do, though, is detail what my aims (which have evolved throughout the process) and where I am now. Although I’ve […]