Melrose Overture

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for Symphony Orchestra

Upon completion of his formal musical training, Matt’s orchestral “Melrose Overture” marked a new, exciting level of maturity and creativity in his journey as a composer. The recording’s cover graphic highlights the work’s rhythmic motif.

This energetic orchestral piece wraps different melodic “movements” into a singular work.

The music opens with an explosive high-A from all three trumpets. A bombastic timpani solo takes over, followed by a single trumpet’s presentation of the melodic motif, which is answered by the full orchestra. Solos are plentiful throughout, including a virtuosic cadenza by the concertmaster. Slower lyrical themes are balanced with those featuring more rhythmical challenges. The conclusion builds harmonic dissonance between the instruments, until a unifying final chord.

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UPC: 045011366875


Download ~ Print Sheet Music

Conductor Score and Parts
available below.

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Matt offers his original music with no expectation of payment. The above audio files and musical scores are absolutely FREE for your personal use and enjoyment.
However, donations are always appreciated.

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Album Review: Melrose Overture

Matt Johnson
2021 / Dolce & Nuit Productions
8 minutes

Review by Kathy Parsons


REVIEW…will be here eventually…;-)