Seasonal Affective Disorder (2011)

Instrumentation: Orchestra (2.2.2.2|2.2.2.0|timp|strings)
Duration: 6:00
Availability: Score/parts available for rental.  Contact the composer for more information.

Written for the 2011 Seasons Fall Festival

Winner of the NewMusic@ECU Orchestral Composition Competition (2012)

Recording

 

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Seasonal Affective Disorder was written in 2011 for the Seasons Fall Music Festival.  The condition for which the piece is named generally involves the connection of some negative mood with a particular season – an ironic reference, since I have particularly fond memories of the time I spent at the Seasons Festival in 2010 and am quite partial to fall in general (being both the season in which I was born and that which contained my favorite holiday, Halloween).   Still, the nervous excitement and chaotic outbursts of the music do reflect some of the emotions I associate with autumn, albeit taken to a (possibly unhealthy) extreme.

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