Martin Gaskell


Musical compositions in progress



You can find links below to MP3 files of short excerpts from some of my musical works in progress.   


Symphonic poem: Aurora


This fairly long symphonic poem (about 20 mins).  The title is simply the Middle English word for “dawn” which is used as poetic personification of the break of day.  The symphonic poem is not referring to the nocturnal atmospheric phenomenon of the aurora borealis.


- excerpt 1 – a stream bubbling over rocks.

- excerpt 2 – the stillness before the sunrises.  If you are an observer of sunrises you will notice that the birds hush right before the sun comes up.