‘Water’ is a series of four pieces all composed for solo brass instruments. Each of the following pieces are themed around water in its different natural forms.
I Sea – Tuba
II Rain – Trumpet
III River – Trombone
IV Ice – French Horn
Nature is a very important factor in my music writing and I became very interested in the water cycle and then different forms that water can be found in. I started this process by painting some abstract water themed pieces to create a visual inspiration for myself. I then focused my work into the four different forms that entitle the pieces in this series.
I found that having a visual aid for my composition really helps to focus my energy on the piece. Here are the paintings I created to inspire ‘Water’ .
Each of the pieces in this series are between one and two minutes long. During the composition process I made the decision that each of the pieces would be around the same length as a way of again adding in the message of water being the same in its different forms.