After a several year hiatus of really composing music, I decided that January 2019 was a great time to start back up again. Using a random mood generator, as well as randomizing a list of 31 instruments, I have written a short solo for each instrument, one per day. Some are good, some aren’t, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting back into composing. Click the titles of each solo to see the music, click play to hear rather bad MIDI recordings. Some of the solos have been recorded – click the links to see!
Alto Saxophone Solo – Friendly, but many mistake it for being angry
Bass Trombone Solo – Unfriendly – which unconciously conceals being sociable.
Euphonium Solo – Humble on the surface, but hostile underneath.
Live performance by Tim Clement.
Horn Solo – Affectionate on the surface, but angry underneath.
Piano Solo – Envious and creative.
Clarinet Solo – Extremely Playful
Trombone Solo – Creative and antisocial.
Contrabassoon Solo – Creative and humble.
Bassoon Solo – Intrigued on the surface, but uncomfortable underneath.
Baritone Saxophone Solo – Sociable
Flute Solo – Somber
Alto or Bass Flute Solo – Hopeless
Live performance by Nicole J. Rawding
Tuba Solo – Envious
Mallet Percussion Solo – Incredibly agitated
Live Performance by Timothy Burns
Harp Solo – Friendly
Drum Set Solo – Ambitious – which unconciously conceals being bored.
Recorder Solo – Agitated
Live Performance by Timothy Burns on Alto Recorder
Flugelhorn or Cornet Solo – Nostalgic
Live Performance by Michelle Kingston
Piccolo Solo – Affectionate
Live Performnace by Nicole J. Rawding (and cats Anima, Vesta, and Odin)
Voice Solo – Very unfriendly
Bass Clarinet Solo – Evasive
Violin Solo – Contemplative, but many mistake it for being jealous.
Live Performance by Sam Schuth
Alto Clarinet Solo – Somewhat hateful
Eb Clarinet Solo – Hesitant – which unconsciously conceals being social.
Viola Solo – Enthusiastic
Tenor Saxophone Solo – Dull
Cello Solo – Board
English Horn Solo – Antisocial
Oboe Solo – Incredibly impulsive
String Bass Solo – Melancholy on the surface, but sociable underneath
Also can be played as a duet with
Tenor Saxophone Solo – Dull.
Live Performance by Joshua DeScherer