The Jewel Treasure of the Ocean
About this work:
The Jewel Treasure of the Ocean is the new name for my third symphony, originally scored for full orchestra.
I based this composition on the four seasons, beginning with Summer, followed by Autumn and Winter, and concluding with Spring.
On this recording, I have used a limpid vibraphone timbre to clearly illuminate the individual parts.
The first movement uses a slow-moving diatonic melody as it’s theme. The second movement is playful and rhythmic, the third movement is more dramatic, and the concluding movement moves at a brisk tempo.
- Michael Robinson, Lahaina, December 2000
© 2000 by Michael Robinson All rights reserved
Year composed: 1981
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources:Live Electronic Sound Sources
Instrumentation: ,1 Computer/Laptop soloist(s), ,1 Sampler (Keyboard/Other) soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: A computer and sound module are programmed to perform the fully notated composition in real time. The Jewel Treasure of the Ocean is voiced with vibraphone samples using equal temperment tuning.