exastrisscientia: (Mr. Scott)
Title: Wanderers and Deities
Chapter: Neptune, the Mystic
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Note: See the master post for author's notes.

Like the opening piece, Mars, Neptune also plays in 5/4 time, though the two sound radically different. Neptune also has the distinction of relying heavily on a bi-tonal sound. The end features a female choir, traditionally placed in a room adjoining the stage. As they begin to sing, the door is slowly and gently closed, creating an illusion of a fade-out ending.

Neptune, the Mystic )
exastrisscientia: (Mr. Scott)
Title: Wanderers and Deities
Chapter: Uranus, the Magician
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Note: See the master post for author's notes.
N.B.: This chapter characterizes Orions with respect to Enterprise canon.

Uranus has been compared to The Sorcerer's Apprentice, as both generate a very similar sound. This is another piece that plays predominantly in 6/4 time.

Uranus, the Magician )

 

exastrisscientia: (Mr. Scott)
Title: Wanderers and Deities
Chapter: Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Note: See the master post for author's notes.

The first thing your should notice about Saturn is how lonely and anguished it sounds. This is due to augmented fourths, diminished fifths, and the dissonant ninth chord. The opening notes belong to an alto flute, and keep your ears sharp for the bass oboe! Both are very rare instruments that are featured in this piece.

Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age )

 


exastrisscientia: (Mr. Scott)
Title: Wanderers and Deities
Chapter: Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Note: See the master post for author's notes.

Mercury was the last piece to be composed. It alternates almost seamlessly between 3/4 and 6/8 time, and prominently features two rather rare instruments: the glockenspiel and the celesta.

Mercury, the Winged Messenger )

 


exastrisscientia: (Mr. Scott)
Title: Wanderers and Deities
Chapter: Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Note: See the master post for author's notes.

Venus features one of the most beautiful oboe solos in the history of western music about halfway through. It is also a study in perfect fourths (ala Here Comes the Bride) and perfect fifths (think the Star Wars theme).

Venus, the Bringer of Peace )