"The Score" - Orchestral Score
This is a pdf file of the Orchestral Score of "The Score"
On Monday night, April 28, 2014, after a rehearsal with the Lake County Symphony, John Parkinson (the Conductor and Musical Director) asked me to consider playing a cello concerto with the orchestra for a concert in November. I thought about that. I looked at, and listened to cello concertos that night... found a few Iʼd be able to perform. But the composer in me held sway. “Why donʼt I compose a piece, since it takes the same amount of work as preparing a concerto, and Iʼd enjoy it more?”, I asked myself. I slept on the idea.
On Tuesday morning I woke up with a thought that tickled me. I thought, “Why not compose a multi- movement piece that features a cello solo in one of the movements? And why not write a piece that features hit themes from a movie that does not exist?” So, that is how “The Score” came to be. The concept is simple enough... there are four movements of a movie score – the movie to which the audience is invited to imagine. The movements are as follows:
1. “The Heroʼs Journey” – a “big” tonal piece
2. “The Kingʼs Court” – a rhythmic piece with musical jokes
3. “Going Home” – another “big” piece that breaks new ground while it refers to themes of the previous movements
4. “Loveʼs Embrace” – features a cello solo with orchestra