Short Piece No. 1, for Guitar Trio
My name is Miliša; I am a 17-year-old composer. As my name is a bit difficult to pronounce, I write music under the alias Xavier Sage. I am a classical guitarist and aim to show the versatility and wide range of possibilities of the guitar, as well as to promote the classical guitar to a wider audience. I hope you enjoy my piece.
I wanted to create a fantasy-like aesthetic in the music - an atmosphere that felt as if you were in a dream. I wanted the music to be fluid and smooth, and to contrast with short but harsh interjections, followed by mellow ebbs and flows. I used different tone colours and textures, as well as sharp dynamic changes to paint a landscape in the listeners mind. I was inspired by pieces such as "Venus, the Bringer of Peace" from Holst's "The Planets", as well as many pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos. The attached recording is myself playing all three guitar parts, put together - listening on headphones would have a more full and atmospheric effect. I have attached a notated score of the piece as well.