Symphony No. 1 (2014-15)
I began writing Symphony #1 during the rehearsal period for Sacred Space. The theme for the opening fugal section came into my mind as I was driving back from a meeting with Geoffrey Gallegos, music director of Kensington Symphony which has premiered most of my works. I wanted to see if I could even write a symphony. The model in structure for this symphony reflects Tchaikovsky. The second movement is clearly an homage to Dvorak in particular the opening of his Largo for his Symphony #9. The march is reminiscent of a march movement out of an early Tchaikovsky Symphony. The finale is complete and brings together themes from the three previous movements.
The live performance comprised the 2nd movement, an abridged 3rd movement and the complete finale. The computerized rendition below is the complete symphony.
The computer generated version to the right is complete. The first movement and the excised portion of the 3rd movement contain themes that are prominently recalled in the 4th movement Finale.