||: Original Compositions :||
I. Two (2) Cloves Garlic, Finely Chopped
II. Half (1/2) Cup Marsala Wine
III. Four (4) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
IV. One (1) Cup (8oz.) Porcini or Crimini Mushrooms, Sliced
V. Cook Time: 20 min
Genre(s): Programmatic/Cinematic Chamber Music, Classical, Jazz, Latin
Instrumentation: Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, String Quartet (Violin I-II, Viola, Cello), Percussion (Xylophone, Concert Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbal, Ride/Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine, Clave, Shaker, Cabasa, Temple Blocks, 3 Congas, Hi-Hat, Triangle)
Food and Music have always been my two most favorite things in the world. So, as my love for composing grew along-side my love for cooking (and the Food Network), I found myself wondering: What if John Williams scored a cooking show?
As such, Marsala begins with four short movements (or vignettes), each one representing a main ingredient in the classic Italian dish Chicken Marsala, with each theme performed by a corresponding instrument(s): I. Garlic (English Horn), II. Wine (Strings), III. Chicken (Oboe), and IV. Mushrooms (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet). The fifth and final movement is the musical melding of all ingredients, themes, motives, and flavors, representing the process of cooking the meal from start to finish.