Vespers @ 7:31 (Original Version)
Vespers @ 7:31 (Radio Version)
Vespers @ 731 is a string orchestra instrumental piece. I called it ‘Vespers’ because it feels kind of like a prayer. The song starts with two string instruments and string voices are added one at a time.
The 7:31 is for several reasons. As I was writing it, the numbers 7, 3, and 1 showed up in many places in the composition. The tempo is 137bpm. It has 173 measures. It ended up 317 seconds long (before I added reverb). Perhaps not coincidentally, this July it will have been 31 years since my father died. With so much synchronicity, those three numbers has to be in the title. I ended up releasing it on 7/31 as well.
There are two versions: original, and a shorter radio version.