Music for a lost penguin

I'm pretty sure no-one will hear this piece is actually inspired by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. They have a song entitled 'Music for a found harmonium', which I like very much. It reminds me on my first steps in music in a trio with a school-mate and a friend of a friend of his. Ad van der Kouwe (the school-mate) played harmonium, an instrument wich also have the spotlight in 'Music for a found harmonium'. I didn't want to use the theme of this song, being afraid for copyright-issues, so I decided to write my own theme. This was expanded and altered during the song. First it was played by a harmonium-like sound from the soundcard of the computer and later other instruments took over and other melodies and chords were added. To bring some more variation, I decided to add some interludes. Also the ending was expanded and the final result doesn't sound like the Penguin Cafe Orchestra at all. I started composing in January 2004 and worked on it till the end of November 2004. I wasn't just working on this piece, but at the same time I was also working on 'Piano salvation'.



Instruments used for the recording:

E-mu Proteus/1, Kawai K1 rII, Yamaha TX81Z, Akai Z4 sampler with Pro Samples vol. 11 Classic Orchestra: Oboes, Clarinets, English Horns; Pro Samples vol. 20 Orchestral Brass: Trumpets, Trombones, French Horns; Pro Samples vol. 41 Solo Strings: Violin, Viola and Cello; and Pro Samples vol. 42 Session Instruments: Rhodes Stage Piano, Trumpet and Alto-sax, Soundblaster Live! Platinum

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