Music composed by Arend Gerds

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Some are like water (Fanfare)


Grade 5
Duration: 4'30"


The title, ‘Some are like water’, comes from the lyrics of a song by Alphaville: 'Forever Young'. It's a metaphor for two ‘fluent’ composers (idiomatic fluent..), whom are a big example to a lot of composers: Olivier Messiaen and Igor Stravinsky.

In this composition you can hear cel technique (Stravinsky) and a specific kind of colors and lyrical lines (à la Messiaen), within my personal compositional style. I've also added a very small musical gesture from the song by Alphaville in the middle section of this composition.