Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Weekend at the Cottage

This is a theme I wrote nearly two decades ago on a tiny Casio keyboard at the cottage. It's had a few arrangements over the years, but nothing ever seemed to quite do it justice.

Back at the family cottage this past weekend, it got some love and now has new life as this week's epic track.

First Act Surrender:

The original melody is heard most prominently at 1:20, but it's hiding in harmonies throughout.

The bridge features the same melody as Glass Dreams, because Glass Dreams was supposed to be the music for the same game my friends and I were making at one point. That project didn't end up happening, but I'm working with a bunch of the same people on Marvin's Mittens.