Mad Hatter Musings
Mad Hatter Musings is a grade 3.5 work for string orchestra that delves into the mind of a mad person! The inspiration for this work is the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll’s work: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The piece is rich with strange harmonies, rhythms and melodic figures that inspire imagination. Each of the string parts receives melodic figures as well as colorful rhythmic accompaniments. The bass and celli section must play with a very heavy martellato stroke to bring the ponderous nature of the work to life.