Pandora – So this piece was inspired by my friend Kate Pilewski. Her nickname that I call her is Pandora, as you can see is the title of the piece. It actually started out as just a piano piece but I decided to spice it up a little bit in Finale and came up with this. haha! It is for an ensemble (guitar, piano, synthesizer strings (or keyboard that plays dual instruments), bass guitar, bells, and drumset) At times, I play with melody and countermelody going back and forth between the right hand of the piano and the guitar but the guitar plays around with the melody a lot. There’s a nice section where I put a little groove in it to switch up the styles, trying to keep the composition fresh. All and all, I think it a good one. Definitely would like to get it recorded by a local band or something one day.

(midi realization)