Behind the Scenes: Composing “Awakening” for Easter

Hey Gang,

grand-pianoFor the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a new composition entitled “Awakening”.   It’s another instrumental featuring piano with orchestral accompaniment tracks, similar to “The Coronation” that I composed for Christmas a few years ago.

I’ll be performing the entire piece as our “open” this Easter Sunday at SSCC.   David Yarborough and Travis Paulding have helped create a script with stunning visuals to accompany the live performance on our LED and side screens.  The performance will include grand piano, the recorded orchestral tracks, and live horns and percussion.

A few friends and co-workers who watched this piece come to life encouraged me to post a little “behind the scenes” peak at how this was created.  I think that most of my musician friends can appreciate what it’s like to go from a simple idea to a fully produced work.  My non-musical friends find the process interesting as well, especially knowing the back story of how the piece was inspired.

I look forward to sharing the entire piece with you shortly but until then … here’s a sneak peak of how the song came about.  Hope you enjoy it!




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