Well, that was easy.
I ripped the tune from the CD and converted it to an MP3 and uploaded it to my server. That’s the short version with all the bitching and whining cut out. Thanks to everyone who gave me good advice.
So, yes. As promised. To keep from exceeding the bandwidth limits of my hosting account, and for other reasons, I should leave this file online for a limited time. After that, if you still are interested in listening to it, mail me at metamorphosist [at symbol here] gmail.com and I’ll mail you a copy.
Llik Daor MP3, 7.4 MB
(For a logical reason that escapes me now, I originally had the link in the extended entry. Sorry to anyone that confused.)
The file is 7.4 MB.
The title of the song is “Llik Daor”
It was composed with ten harps in mind, and a cello, and two cellphones and a digital camera. At the debut performance, of which this file is a live recording, it was performed by six classically-trained harpists, a cellist (not me), two cellphonists and there was a young boy taking pictures, so it came awfully close to the ideal I had imagined.
When I spoke to the professional composers at the workshop as a part of which I composed this tune, they asked me if I envisioned further evolution of this piece and I said no, it’s done. But now I have changed my mind and may go back to this with several things in mind including arrangements for other instruments such as bells or saxophones and so on.
The piece was, as I may have mentioned, inspired by a dead fox seen at the side of the freeway, and the general sadness I felt at my father’s death; and the evolution of the piece sort of kinda reflects me starting to move out of that grief. It’s not supposed to be a sad song, although that was the original idea. It’s supposed to be about life winning, not that I want to put any pressure on it or anything.