Adventures in the Orient
composed 1994

premiered by James Lent

7 minutes

This is a character piece depicting the adventures of three little warriors. Although there is no real story, it is meant to act like a score to some sort of cartoon. The work is composed in four different modes; each with its own movement.

Score available.

I. The Adventurers is written in quartal and quintal harmony. Composed to be a very short overture to the piece.

II. Song of Charmn is written in seconds and ninths. Every adventurer runs into Sirens; here they get entranced.

III. Attack of the Sumo Wrestlers is written in octatonic harmony. What better to depict these massive creatures.

IV. The Voyage Home is in dorian.

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