Voice of the Planet

Voice of the Planet

Duration: 3' 30"

Composed: September 2019

Nicolò Braghiroli, orchestrator

Listen on Spotify, Apple, etc.

Instrumentation

2 Flutes (2nd doubles piccolo)

2 Oboes

2 Bb Clarinets

2 Bassoons

4 Horns in F

3 Trumpets in Bb

2 Trombones

Bass Trombone

Tuba

Timpani

Percussion (3 players)

Taiko Drums

Synth (Prerecord)

Choir (Prerecord)

Harp

Piano/Celesta

Violin I (10)

Violin II (8)

Viola (6)

Cello (6)

Contrabass (3)

Composition Notes

I wrote this piece as an accompaniment to a speech given by Greta Thunberg at the United Nations. When I watched it the first time, I was moved and decided to watch it again while playing along on the piano. After that, I added colors and textures with different instruments, spending a total of 7 hours in the process of writing this music.

Performance Video

Melvin Tay, conductor

First performed on July 25, 2022 by the Northern Film Orchestra

Music to Picture

Here's the music combined with the original video that inspired the piece.

Original Mockup

Here's the original mockup I created using sampled instruments back in 2019.