Today’s Composer Prompt (A Matter of Character)

You are writing a play.

Only, there is no stage and there are no lines. Your “cast” consists of the instruments of the ensemble.

Each character in your play is represented by a distinctive theme or motive.

Imagine how you might advance the plot–the ebb and flow of drama–through the interaction between the characters (i.e., your themes/motives) and their particular developmental paths.

The challenge:  could you craft this piece in such a way that it would be satisfying even to a listener unaware of the theatrical scaffolding?


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