Mons – Silhouettes
UPDATE: I’ve chosen “Sillhouettes” as the name for the previously “Unnamed Melody”. Thanks Doreen and everyone else who gave suggestions and feedback! See the full contest results here.
This is a song I wrote a week or two ago for piano, cello/viola and choir. It’s a sad tune, something for which I seem to have a knack. I have no idea why, to be honest. A lot of my music comes to me from a place beyond my ken. It arrives and I have no choice but to set it down as notes, music, recordings. Like so much of my music, this one arrived in the depths of the night… Perhaps when my conscious mind is less able to prevent my subconscious from bridging the gap between the real world and the (my?) dream world. My world of music.
The song still needs a lot of work. Like other songs I’ve posted here, this is just an initial sketch. The cello/viola part needs reworking, the choir might be replaced by a deeper-register cello, who knows. So, constructive criticism is welcome! I have no trouble coming up with melodies and harmonies, but engineering/producing my music is a real hurdle for me. I can make music, but I struggle to make my music sound GOOD. Like I am a poetry master, but I have trouble using a pencil. Anyone know any good intro books on music production?
That brings me to The Contest! As you can see, the song doesn’t have a name! Whatever breaks through from my subconscious to give me melody occasionally does not at the same time provide a title for the tune. So, I’m hoping that my music can inspire imagery in one of my listeners to the point that an appropriate name surfaces. Give me your suggestions in the comments along with an explanation, and if one of the entries strikes my fancy, I’ll come up with a suitable reward. Perhaps a little theme/fanfare for the winner? Everyone should have their own mini theme, like television characters. Something they can hum as they walk into a room.
So, check out the song and let me know your thoughts on an appropriate name! Hope you like it.
As always, you can find more of my music on the My Music page.