I want to do some more planning on my composition, i'm about to go do some. I'm thinking that a composition that is just music won't really work all that well, especially for orchestral works. It seems to me that I need to have some inspiration - something to write about, or to portray. IE Cappriccio Espagnole - a Russian depicting Spanish Music, or Indian Pacific, a piece by a West Australian Composer, which depicts the train that runs from Perth to Melbourne (I think it now goes up to Sydney as well).
But finding that inspiration - well that's a bit harder. I could write about an international event, or a place, or a story. But which one? There are so many.
And then I read Pauline's blog about her trip to the Butterfly House. And I think I could write about that. All the different types of butterflies, the noisy school children (obviously that would have to be the brass), the flowers, the mists. Things I think I can do well. I have my inspiration. I shall go compose.
Try writing about something that is important or remarkably beautiful to you. For example; a local composer/high school orchestra director wrote about the Wildflowers of Texas. The composition was played by the Iowa All State Orchestra and won a composition contest in Texas.
You probably already knew to write about something like that. But it's a good story all the same :-)
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