I finally uploaded Queen Mab on VidMe. If you haven’t heard the song, give it a listen.
Musically, I wrote this in the style of early Romanticism. I orchestrated it with only two flutes, two clarinets, and strings. However, it’s still quite complex. I wanted to make a point that you don’t need a lot of instruments in order to make a complicated composition.
It’s an instrumental piece. So I obviously won’t be discussing the lyrics.
However, I was inspired by the Dresden Files. If you haven’t read any of those Jim Butcher books yet, give them a read. Butcher can write! He’s a heck of an author.
Faerie Queen of Winter
Queen Mab is actually a minor Shakespearean character. She’s barely mentioned in Romeo and Juliet. However in the Dresden Files series, she’s one of the most powerful characters. She’s the Faerie Queen of Winter, and the daughter of Mother Winter herself.
By the 8th book of the series, she starts going quite mad. That’s probably where I started working on this piece.
Yes, the book was written in 2006. But I didn’t start reading the series until much later.
Listen to Queen Mab on VidMe
Give Queen Mab a listen. And if you like it, please support us and buy the song:
Our debut album – Another Sacrifice Gone Wrong (contains Queen Mab)
Physical CDs are available at CD Baby