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|Alternative. Title||A Character Study|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||Orchestra: flute, English horn, clarinet, bassoon + 2 horns + timpani, gong + strings|
This short piece for small orchestra (Flute, Cor Anglais, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horns (2), Timpani, Gong, Violins I, Violins II, Violas, Cellos, Basses) and drum kit was written as a character study of a fictitious character in Steampunk Saga, a freeware RPG game written by Ricky Ip and Kevin Chu, and containing work (graphics, animation and music) by many other talented and enthusiastic contributors.
Aella is a fascinating character, a blend of strength and vulnerability, power and sadness. The three themes presented in this character study attempt to relate portray these traits in a compact rhapsodic form.