‘Gilding Dark’ (orchestral track) rearranged and rereleased

Gilding Dark (an ambient orchestral piece) has been judiciously rearranged and rereleased, and is now available on Bandcamp. Over a week’s worth of work, condensed into two minutes and five seconds of alternatively sonorous and discordant tonality.

Music Recommendations 12/22/19

Sergei Taneyev : String Trio in E-flat major Op. 31 (1910-11) – a performance on violin, viola and cello.


Vasily Kalinnikov – Symphony no. 1. – a majestic symphony.


Frescobaldi’s Toccata by Rob Dougan (Orchestral Session) – a lively, commanding rearrangement of Cassadó Gaspar’s Toccata in the Style of Frescobaldi (1925).


Sergei Rachmaninov : The Isle of the Dead, Symphonic poem Op. 29 – Andrew Davis – performed by the philharmonic orchestra; conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Inspired by the work of the Swiss painter, Arnold Böcklin.


S. Prokofiev : Dance Of The Knights by the Boston Symphony Orchestra – one of the better recordings of the piece I’ve heard (its often played far too fast).


Froberger Suite by Marco Mencoboni – a excellent harpsichord performance.


 

Short Glossary Of Musical Terminology

Given the amount of music which has been published on this site of late, I thought it prudent to briefly list and explain some common muscial terms.


12″ – twelve-inch single (a type of gramophone record).

adagio – a down-tempo passage / a comparatively slow piece (60-80 bpm).

allegro – a up-tempo passage / a comparatively fast piece (120-168 bpm).

arr. (arrangement) – denotes that a track has more than one variation (ie. as of this writing, the track ‘Legerdemain’ has two variations: a piano arr. and a chamber arr.).

chamber – like a classical chamber piece (similar to an orchestral piece, but with fewer instruments).

fugue – a piece that, in its main structure, repeats a theme or themes with variation.

leitmotif – a short motif (theme).

orchestral – like a live or simulated orchestra (similar to ‘chamber’ but with more instruments).

presto – a very fast passage (168-200 bpm).

remaster[ed] – a track that has been subjected to a complete sound-quality modification.

toccata – (from toccare, “to touch”) a piece for keyboard (organ, harpsichord or piano) characterized by intricate variation, swift runs, high harmonies and speed.


All music published to the site is available for download via the Logos Patreon Music Archive.