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#NewTuneThursday: Madrigal, for Orchestra

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday!

A madrigal, popular in the Renaissance and early Baroque, may be defined as a secular, polyphonic partsong, a through-composed work attempting to express the emotion contained within each line of a poem on which it is based. Loosely, a madrigal may be thought of as a linear journey across pallets of color and emotional soundscapes, and this is precisely what Wallin Huff’s 2014 so-titled work for orchestra aims to do.

This 8-minute work for small orchestra has so much charm for me; I really feel like it’s a journey across time as well as emotion. It has been performed live by the Santa Clarita Philharmonic, and it’s available on the album ESOTERICA.

Enjoy the recording below!

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“Madrigal, for Orchestra” can be performed by an intermediate-to-advanced ensemble. Get the score here, and the parts here! And stay tuned for our new work of next week…

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Madrigal – New Music Video Up!

For your listening/viewing enjoyment, I have uploaded the demo recording of my latest work for orchestra, “Madrigal,” to YouTube, with engaging images of Renaissance art and musical life.

If you’re interested in purchasing the score, or the score with parts, be sure to visit my Sheet Music Store!

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“Madrigal” Coming Together…

Update 1/21/2017: This piece is finished, and has even been premiered live by the Santa Clarita Phil! And… I’ve just released a recording of it on the new album, ESOTERICA! 🙂

 

I feel like my new work, “Madrigal, for Orchestra,” is finally coming along nicely, headed in a clearer direction now. I’m so excited about it! Enjoy this brief sneak peek of the opening 5:30 minutes…. Hope to be officially finished with it within the next few weeks; I can’t wait to see where it goes from here! 🙂

Music is Copyright 2014 Sarah Wallin Huff.

"A Madrigal" by John Callcott Horsley
“A Madrigal” by John Callcott Horsley