This is my arrangement of a Gregorian chant I grew up with.
The theme is represented by the characteristically dark Cor Anglaise (English Horn) and later, bassoons in their high register. A light texture of pizzicato strings gently supports the melody. The clarinet briefly signals a motif that is used throughout the latter half of the piece in the French Horns. It represents my belief that strength can be portrayed in a subtle, quiet way, empowering and reassuring.
In the second performance of the melody with the bassoons, there is an church organ pedal and violin harmonics which adds a spiritual and mysterious quality to the piece.
Performed in Logic Pro X with EastWest Symphonic Orchestra Platinum instruments.
I hope you enjoy! Comments are always welcome.