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Spotlight! The Senses

Sep 9, 2013 • With The Senses, composer Daniel Elder embraced the challenge of conveying the experience of all five senses—sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound—using the music of a full orchestral ensemble..


Here are some demos of well known pieces that we have performed for your listening pleasure. Each piece is available in two versions:

To listen to these demos, you’ll need an audio player plug-in, such as QuickTime, for your web browser. For best results, listen with high quality professional headphones or speakers.

The audio files are quite large in order to offer the best sound quality, so please be patient as they download.

Upon request, we can send you a free demo CD that can be played in any standard CD player.

Version 1 is the piece played with synthesized MIDI instruments that come pre-installed with most computers. This is what most composers are forced to use now.

Version 2 is the piece performed by us, using our expertise and top-shelf sample libraries. This shows the superior quality we can offer.

We think the comparison speaks for itself! Check back often, because more demos will be added over time.

Concert Pieces

Composer Piece Year Dur.
Henry Purcell Suite in G major, Z 660, “Corant” 1696 0:57
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds, K. 297b, Mvt. III 1778 0:30
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, Mvt. III 1791 0:33
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G major, Mvt. II “Andante” 1791 3:07
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, Mvt. I 1812 3:45
Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, Mvt. I 1868 4:34
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90, Mvt. I 1883 0:49
Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71, “Danse Chinoise” 1892 1:09
Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71, “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy” 1892 1:45
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, Mvt. IV 1893 1:28
Richard Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, “Einleitung” 1896 2:05
Claude Debussy Danses pour harpe et orchestre à cordes, L 103, Mvt. I “Danse sacrée” 1904 2:07
Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé excerpt 1912 2:08
Igor Stravinsky L’Oiseau de feu, “Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï” 1919 1:17
Ralph Vaughan Wiliams A Pastoral Symphony, Symphony No. 3, Mvt IV excerpt 1922 2:27
Benjamin C.S. Boyle Suite Sylvanesque, Mvt. V “Bacchanale” 2006 0:59

Cinematic Pieces

Composer Piece Year Dur.
Ravel Virtual Studios Roger’s Theme excerpt 2008 0:40
Ravel Virtual Studios “Drama” excerpt 2010 0:58
Ravel Virtual Studios “Horror” excerpt 2010 0:37
Dan Lazarescou I Become Gilgamesh 2010 --
Dan Lazarescou Darker Night excerpt 2011 0:37

Client Pieces

Composer Piece Year Dur.
Ilona Kudina Quintet Nothing But Illusion 2011 --
Daniel Elder The Senses 2013 --